Christmas Joy

Ongoing for 33 consecutive years, The Performers Ballet and Jazz Company continues its Bravos Award-winning production of Christmas Joy. For three days each December, over fifty classically-trained dancers will inspire audiences with ballet, jazz and contemporary dance choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music while telling the story of Christmas. A moving and uplifting production, Christmas Joy has become an Albuquerque holiday tradition.

In 1999, members of the Albuquerque Arts Alliance conferred the Bravos Award for Dance Excellence upon the Performers Ballet and Jazz Company. And, in 2012, Christmas Joy was voted the Applause Award from the Albuquerque Community Live Art and Performance Services for favorite performance of 2012.

Start the season with the wonder and awe of the true Christmas story. Experience the Miracle!

Video Courtesy of Real Image Productions.

The Performers is pleased to announce the 2017 show at:

The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s
Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts

Friday, Dec 8th 7:00pm
Saturday, Dec 9th 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, Dec 10th 2:00pm

Get Tickets

Mark your calendars for our special 33rd annual production of Christmas Joy, which will include brand new additions and the best of our 33 years of JOY. December 8, 9 & 10 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Tickets go on sale October 21st (online and at the box office.)


Get tickets at the following locations:

The National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW
Tue. – Sat. 10:00 – 5:00 or Sun. 12:00 – 5:00

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Christmas Joy 2017 Music Credits

All Is Well (3:22)
Best Selling Christmas Anthems Word Music. Arranged by Michael W. Smith

Sleep O Holy Child (3:25)
Song: “Sleep, O Holy Child”, and “There’s Room at the Manger for you” from Call his Name Jesus: David Clydesdale; published by Royal Tapestry.

Silent Night (3:25)
Song: “Silent Night, Holy Night” from Call His Name Jesus: David Clydesdale;
Published by Royal Tapestry.

Wisemen Still Follow Him (4:26)
Song: “Wisemen Still Follow Today” from Call His Name Jesus: David Clydesdale, published by Royal Tapestry.

Celebrate Jesus (5:44)
Song: “Celebrate Jesus (Carol Medley)” and “There’s Room at the Manger for You” from Call His Name Jesus: David Clydesdale; published by Royal Tapestry.

Noel (4:31)
Song: “Noel”, by Sarah McLachlan

Song: “Carol of the Bells/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, Artist: The Piano Guys

Do You Hear What I Hear? (3:59) ) added 2008
Community Presbyterian Church Worship and Arts Department/ Danville, CA

Song: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, Artist: Casting Crowns

Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song) (5:31)
Artist: Amy Grant

The Little Drummer Boy 2011 (4:19)
Artist: The Vocal Majority, Album: Alleluia

In the Highest(4:57)
Song:”Glory to God”, Artist: Todd Agnew

Prelude O Come Emmanuel

Celebrate the Child

O Come All Ye Faithful (3:46)
Artist: Matthew West

Song: “Creed”, Artist: Rich Mullins

Lord’s Prayer (2:46)
By Sandi Patti

Sing Your Praise
Song: “Sing Your Praise”, Artist: Amy Grant

Still Her Little Child
Song: “Still Her Little Child”, Artist: Ray Boltz

On Our Knees (6:09)
Song: “How Great Thou Art” by Selah

Song: “Heirlooms”, Artist: Amy Grant

Glory to God

He Was video
“Brethren, We have Met to Worship” by Fernando Ortega (3:15)

Artist: Michael W. Smith

My Soul Magnifies The Lord (3:04)
Chris Tomlin, Album: Glory in the Highest