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Donna Ulisse to Perform Christmas Shows

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Donna UlisseDonna Ulisse and her band The Poor Mountain Boys will perform a limited number of Christmas shows this year featuring the music from her landmark song cycle All The Way To Bethlehem which was released in 2012.

Although inspired by the Biblical accounts of Christ's birth, All The Way To Bethlehem is not a "Christmas album" in any conventional sense of the term. Rather, it is a dramatic story told in song - much like such other Bible-based musical productions as Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

There is Joseph, puzzled by circumstances, daunted by responsibilities, yet resolutely determined to do the right thing, Elisabeth, Mary's much older cousin, who also miraculously conceives a child, the compassionate but overburdened Innkeeper who reluctantly tells the young couple "You cannot stay here"; The Star of Bethlehem, beaming with its' own importance; and always and eternally, Mary, herself, who, while accepting the awful divine destiny of her newborn son, must in those first tender moments with him marvel, rejoice and dream as any mother would. It is a triumphant story vividly told with all of the songs either written or co-written by Ulisse.

Ulisse and her band perform the full album, with band members sharing the scriptures which inspired each song and Donna sharing how the scriptures moved her and affected her approach in the writing of each song.

Scheduled Christmas Performances include:

  • November 22, 2013 - Uptown Coffee Cafe, Victoria, Virginia
  • November 23, 2013 - Donk's Theater, Mathews, Virginia
  • December 7, 2013 - Woodsongs Coffeehouse-Dalton Freight Depot, Dalton, GA

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