Joyful! returns to Epcot for the 2010 Holiday Season.
This blog is from a 2009 performance!
New to Epcot's Holidays Around the World in 2009 is D'Vine Voices who perform four times daily on the Future World Fountain Stage. D'Vine Voices is comprised of 16 artists and musicians (12 vocalists, 4 musicians - drums, bass, 2 keyboard). Some are native Central Floridians; others are transplants from across the USA and the world. Today, they all call Central Florida home. Not all members performed together before, but they came together as D'vine Voices for this engagement.
Do not miss this energetic inspirational group! They are sure to have you clapping, humming and dancing as their performance unfolds.
The versatile ensemble, led by DaVonda Simmons, was inspired by choir rehearsals at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville. They combine the sounds of Jazz, R&B and urban music into holiday song!
Each 25 minute show is a bit different and their repertoire includes arrangements of standards such as "Hark! The Herald Angels", "Silent Night", and "Go Tell It on the Mountain", contemporary holiday gospel songs such as "Joyful, Joyful" and "Season of Joy", and secular holiday favorites such as "This Christmas" and "That's What Christmas Means to Me".
Some of these talented singers may look familiar to you as they have performed in Central Florida and at Walt Disney World in the past:
DaVonda Simmons (Founder/Director) - Ms. Simmons has been seen in Orlando at Downtown Disney's Pleasure Island Jazz Company, Sea World, The Blue Zoo, City Jazz at Universal Studios, and the Blue Martini in Tampa, Florida.
Meka King - Meka has also performed at several Central Florida Theme Parks: Walt Disney World (Lion King), Universal Studios Florida (Blues Brothers), Sea World (Miracles) and Cirque Du Soleil (La Nouba).
Van Dobbins III has performed as "Nakawa" in Disney's Festival of the Lion at Disney World.
Robert Wawoe is also employed by the Walt Disney Company as cast member, and has performed with American VYBE, Tarzan Rocks, Tomorrowland Countdown, Mainstreet Philharmonic and Epcot's Mo'Rockin.
The previous post in this blog was December Disney Doings.
The next post in this blog is Happy Holidays from Everyone at AllEars.net!.