The Christmas concert series will feature a program of holiday classics, songs from Judy Collins’s latest album, Spellbound—her 55th album and her first ever complete album of originals—and beloved songs culled from her six-decade career. Holiday & Hits will be an intimately elegant Christmas experience curated by Judy. Her singular baroque folk sensibility is uniquely suited to entries from the Great Christmas Songbook. Under a Christmas tree of classic songs, Judy thoughtfully places gifts from her era-defining oeuvre—including evergreens by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Judy original favorites—future classics from her latest album, Spellbound. On Holiday & Hits, a cultural icon welcomes you to a winter wonderland.
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits and gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.