Holiday Music

Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived.

Music at the GISSV German Holiday Market

At our annual Holiday Market in Mountain View we traditionally present a music-performance and dance program and end the event with a community sing-along.

Sing-Along at the GISSV German Holiday Market 2019


GISSV Preschoolers on Stage at the German Holiday Market 2019

Ich bin ein kleiner Schneemann

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

 GISSV HS Singers, Orchestra and Community Choir