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China Forbes Rejoins Pink Martini for a Holiday Show with Seattle Symphony

By Laura Dannen November 7, 2011

China Forbes (right) returns. And the band rejoiced.

Fans of Portland’s infectious "little orchestra," take note: Lead singer China Forbes, who announced in June that she was taking a year off to recover from vocal cord surgery, is making her comeback earlier than expected. She’ll rejoin the 12-piece band on December 3 for a holiday concert with Seattle Symphony at the Paramount; tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 12, at 10am.

Since Forbes went on hiatus, Pink Martini has relied on jazz sirens Lucy Woodward and Portland’s Storm Large as its frontwomen, and they’ve helped deliver a strong cocktail of classical, jazz, and multilingual pop. (The band’s also been busy Occupying Portland.) For Forbes’s welcome back party, they’ll perform selections from their 2010 album of multicultural holiday covers, Joy to the World. Bonus points for anyone who can sing along to "Elohai, N’tsor."

The album includes:

"White Christmas"
"Shchedryk (Ukrainian Bell Carol)"
"Santa Baby"
"Elohai, N’tsor"
"Little Drummer Boy"
"Congratulations (A Happy New Year Song)"
"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
"La Vergine Degli Angeli"
"We Three Kings"
"A Snowglobe Christmas"
"Ocho Kandelikas (Eight Little Candles)"
"Silent Night"
"Auld Lang Syne"

Tickets ($41.24–$121.25) will go on sale at stgpresents.org, tickets.com, the Paramount box office (877-784-4849), and the ticket kiosks at the Paramount and Moore theaters.

Pink Martini joins the Seattle Symphony (led by conductor Eric Garcia) Dec 3 at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre.

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