SaddleBrooke Singers to Perform Christmas Concert

We hope you can join us in December for our holiday concert! (Poster created by our director, Tanya Elias)

Cheri Emahiser

It’s Christmas Eve and Santa’s gone missing!

Join the SaddleBrooke Singers as they journey around the globe to help the Christmas elves find Santa Claus, featuring songs that celebrate 17 distinctive countries. Directed by Tanya Elias in collaboration with Tucson’s jazz great, Sly Slipetsky, on the piano, the SaddleBrooke Singers Community Choir is comprised of community members who have moved to SaddleBrooke from all over the world. The SaddleBrooke Singers have been presenting great entertainment for more than 20 years. This year, we’ve added a second concert to our Christmas schedule. To learn more about the SaddleBrooke Singers, visit

Get ready to follow Santa’s sleigh on an international expedition ending with a beautiful rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Listen as we sing the traditional Christmas carols we all know and love and one or two holiday songs you likely haven’t heard before. Will you be familiar with the songs sung in Japanese, Italian, and Spanish languages?

Two Concert Dates

You won’t want to miss our joyful holiday concert titled “Where in the World Is Santa Claus?” Tickets are available online at the DesertView Performing Arts Center for our Dec. 3 Sunday matinee and Dec. 4 Monday evening concert.

Silent Night

Come hear the choir sing “Silent Night.” Originally titled “Stille Nacht,” the song was first performed in 1818 in Oberndorf at the St. Nicholas parish church located on the Salzach River in present-day Austria. There in 1816,  a young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, wrote the poem, “Stille Nacht,” in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars according to Jocob Utti, a Seattle-based writer. Father Mohr asked Franz Xaver Gruber, a schoolmaster and organist, to write the melody for the lyrics with guitar accompaniment. It was performed for an evening mass on Christmas Eve.

The SaddleBrooke Singers would love to see you in the audience in December, singing, tapping your feet, and nodding your head in time to the music. Create a holiday memory of music in 2023. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear our voices joined together in song. Purchase your tickets now at You could be watching one of your neighbors or friends onstage. We guarantee you will be entertained.