:: You are invited ::
A Lovely Afternoon:
Holiday Tea & Chamber Jazz
celebrating the release of
Winter Lullaby: Songs for the Christmas Child
by Bett Butler & Joël Dilley
Featuring traditional carols
in English, Spanish, French, Italian, & Catalan,
many with new translations,
and the stories behind them;
plus originals capturing the joy,
generosity, and poignancy of the season
Benefitting KRTU 91.7 Jazz for San Antonio
and the Elf Louise Christmas Project
Sunday, December 18, 3:30-5:30 pm
Biga on the Banks
International Center, 203 S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Concert will be recorded for broadcast
on KRTU Christmas Eve
Price includes CD, performance, tea, refreshments,
savory tidbits & sweet pastries by Biga
Cash bar available
Additional CDs available for purchase at discounted price,
with a portion of each sale benefitting the Elf Louise Christmas project.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys welcome.
Spread a little cheer.... All proceeds from the sale of the track "Someone's Child" benefit the Elf Louise Christmas Project, an all-volunteer project sharing the spirit of generosity with children of struggling families. Click "download" below and name your price. Your money goes to bring joy where it's most needed.
More good stuff....All proceeds from the sale of the track "Walk in My Shoes" benefit CureSMA, supporting families of children with spinal muscular atrophy. Click below to listen. Download from Bandcamp, and pay whatever you choose. Your money goes to research a cure for the number one genetic cause of infant death.
Purchase tickets here now.
Songs for the Christmas Child
National release November 25th
Hear it here.
For us, music has always been about storytelling, because stories fuel our connection as human beings; so when we set out to make a Christmas album, we knew it would be about exploring the universal stories we all share.
For many, the Christmas story is a celebration of the essence of their faith that two millennia ago, God came to Earth in human form to redeem humanity. But there are other stories here, too, very human stories that resonate in the contemporary world regardless of religious belief. There is the story of a refugee family fleeing persecution, relying on the mercy and generosity of strangers; and the story of a child born in poverty and injustice who grows up to profoundly influence the world. There is the story of a young mother caught up in the mundane chores of child care, and the story of guests so wrapped up in celebrating that they forget who the party is for. There is the story of expectations unmet, the story of nostalgia for home and family, and the story of loved ones lost and longed for.
But ultimately, the Christmas story is the story of light in the midst of darkness, warmth in the midst of cold, hope in the midst of despair. It’s the story of mercy, generosity, peace, love, and forgiveness. No matter what your traditions or beliefs may be, we hope you’ll find these things in the stories we share here.
Peace on Earth. Good will to all.
~ Bett & Joël