Friday, Feb 24, 2017
Sponsored by: ||
Note: This article is more than 60 days old, and may contain outdated information, such as the dates and times of events. These dates and times may vary from year to year.
Solvang Nativity Pageant
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
By: Laura Kath (Expired article)Solvang, CA -
This is the 20th year that the “Christmas Story” has come to life at the outdoor Solvang Festival Theater, accompanied by a choir, performers in traditional costumes, and live animals on stage. [ View Photo Gallery ]. Special thanks to Fossemalle Studio Dancers, the Valley Wind Ensemble, and community volunteers who performed in the pageant.
There were two free performances offered at 5 PM and 7 PM, with capacity audiences (approximately 700
guests at each performance). Prelude performances were given at 4:15 PM by Fossemalle Studio Dancers and at 6:15 PM by the Valley Wind Ensemble.
The performers are all community volunteers. Here are the key roles and their actors this year:
Local coordinators of the Pageant are Jeannette Swanson and Steve Battaglia. The program was announced by 90-year old renowned actor and Solvang resident Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. The invocation was given by Pastor Richard Smitley.
- Mary: Kristi Pankratz
- Baby Jesus: Brixton Pankratz (Kristi's son)
- Joseph: Noah Swanson
- Angel Gabriel: Christopher Park
The featured singer was operatic baritone Samuel de Palma, giving his time and talent between international engagements. Despite the brisk temperatures, guests were warmed by the spirit of the season.
SYV-Online.COM, Published by Comware International Inc.
P.O. Box 410
Solvang, CA 93464
The phone number below is for news stories and feedback for THIS (syv-online.com) website. To reach one of our sponsors or an individual or company mentioned in an article,
please locate their website or click on their banner. Call their phone
number - NOT this one!|
For syv-online.com website feedback only:
Add Your URL: If
you're located in the Santa Ynez Valley, you may submit your URL for
addition to our links page by contacting our
Please list your company name, address, phone, e-mail, URL, and a
short description of your business/service in your correspondence.
© Copyright 1996 - 2014 Comware International, Inc.
Serving Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Alamos, and
Comware International, Inc. - Solvang, California