(Above: Bill Hulings and Siri Vik perform will perform in I Wonder as I Wander at The Shedd’s Christmas concert)

By Randi Bjornstad

Vocalist Siri Vik takes a turn this year as artistic director of The Shedd Institute’s Christmas concert, I Wonder as I Wander.

“I am truly honored to stand in for my colleague and friend, Shirley Andress,” Vik said in the announcing the show. “I am so delighted to partner with long-time Christmas music director Vicki Brabham leading our veteran members of The Emerald City Jazz Kings, as well as favorite Shedd vocalists Bill Hulings, Dylan Stasack, and Vanessa Greenway.”

Having been part of the production for the past four years, “I know how much care goes into making each a fun, warm and entertaining evening that many of you have come to regard as a holiday tradition for yourselves and your families.”

Vik will put something of her personal stamp on this year’s concert, with “carols and sounds from around the world, or from long ago, songs that are close to me personally, and that have long enchanted me with the magic and mystery of the season,” she said.

The performers

Singers: Siri Vik, Bill Hulings, Dylan Stasack, and Vanessa Greenway

Bandleader: Vicki Brabham

Musicians: Vicki Brabham (piano), Nathan Waddell (bass), Donald Inglese (drums), Steve Arriola (guitar), Matthew Taylor (reeds), Cody Simmons (trumpet), Glenn Griffith (trombone)

The program

Set 1

The Christmas Waltz                   (1954) Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne

We Need A Little Christmas        (1966) Mame Jerry Herman

Caroling, Caroling                       (1954) Wihla Hutson and Alfred S. Burt

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town   (1934) Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth    (1947) Donald Yetter Gardner

The Chipmunk Song                   (1958) David Seville

Sugar Rum Cherry                      (1960) Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer  (1949) Johnny Marks

Baby, It’s Cold Outside                (1948) Neptune’s Daughter, Frank Loesser

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve      (1947) Frank Loesser

Go Tell It On The Mountain         (1800s) traditional U. S.

The Little Drummer Boy         (1941) Katherine K. Davis

I Wonder As I Wander                 (1933) John Jacob Niles

This Little Light Of Mine       (1920) Avis Christiansen and Harry Dixon Loes

Set 2

Shchedryk                                    (1800s) traditional, Ukrainian

Carol Of The Bells                       (1904) Peter J. Wilhousky and Mykola Leontovych

Wexford Carol                              (1700s) traditional, Irish

Balulalow                                      (1923) Peter Warlock

Lo, how a rose e’er blooming      (1599) traditional German

Christmas In Killarney                 (1950) James Cavanaugh, John Redmond, Frank Weldon

Sing Along

Silent Night                              (1818) Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber

O Come, All Ye Faithful          (1841) Frederick Oakeley

The First Noël                         (1700s) traditional English

Joy To The World                   (1719/1839) Isaac Watts and traditional English

White Christmas                          (1942) Holiday Inn, Irving Berlin

Three Kings of Orient                  (1857) John Henry Hopkins Jr.

L’Arlésienne                                 (1872) L’Arlésienne, Georges Bizet

The Twelve Days Of Christmas  (1909) traditional French and Frederic Austin

Jingle Bells                                  (1941) Harold Dickinson, Bill Conway James Lord Pierpont

O Holy Night                                (1855) John Sullivan Dwight and Adolphe Adam

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas     (1944) Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

The details

I Wonder as I Wander: Christmas at The Shedd

When and where: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.8 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 in the Jaqua Concert Hall, Eighth and High streets, Eugene; 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis

Tickets: $24, $30, $36 in Eugene, $30 in Corvallis (package, group, youth and college discounts available), available from the ticket office at 541-434-7000 or online at theshedd.org/Christmas

Special events: Dinners at six (before the Dec. 8 concert and after the Dec. 11 matinee), by reservation; $25.75 for adults, $19.75 for children 9 years and younger