2016 Christmas Tour – ANNOUNCED

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER ANNOUNCES 2016 CHRISTMAS TOUR
Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller and the industry’s largest independent record label, American Gramaphone, announced that his annual Christmas concert tour will begin on November 15th, 2016. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances across the country.

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Chip’s Holiday Dozen!!!

Listen to Chip present his “12 Songs of Christmas” during a special program on the Sirius Holly channel (13).  He will be playing both Mannheim and other artists, along with sharing the background and his personal experience of each song!   “12 Songs of Christmas” is expected to run during the day on Monday, December 21, between 9:00 am…

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It’s Christmas Fruitcake Time!

Do you know how many of our Christmas traditions came about? Hanging stockings, Christmas fruitcake — where did these and other holiday rituals come from? Chip answers these questions and more in The Twelve Days of Christmas beginning December 11 on the WestStar Network. Mannheim Steamroller’s An American Christmas then airs from noon on Christmas Eve to midnight Christmas Day. Chip narrates heart-warming stories about the holiday season accompanied by your favorite Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music.

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Surprise! Elyse Performs in Orlando!

Highlights of the Mannheim Steamroller concerts at Universal Orlando included a special guest appearance of Chip’s daughter, Elyse, who sang “Greensleeves”.  Elyse also played ukulele and sang an encore of  “Step Off” for the Holiday Concert fans on this unforgettable evening. The upcoming concerts are December 12, 13, 19, 20. Be sure to attend the concerts if you…

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Christmas Playlist Sweepstakes

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is compiling a great playlist of Holiday tunes to share with family and friends.  Mannheim Steamroller wants to hear what you’re listening to this December!  Create a Christmas playlist with at least three Mannheim Steamroller tracks for your chance to win a Mannheim Steamroller Prize Pack!  …

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Off To Orlando!!!!

Mannheim Steamroller performs every Saturday and Sunday at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida beginning Saturday, December 6, through Sunday, December 21. Chip conducts songs from Universal’s “Grinchmas” attraction including his special composition of “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”…

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No Turkey but Still Thanks!

Last week, our RED touring company was in Wabash Indiana on Thanksgiving Day. They had traveled from their concert in Norfolk, Va to Wabash for a concert on Nov. 27 – the day after Thanksgiving. Before they arrived, they decided to spend their Thanksgiving serving those less fortunate. They visited the Vernon Manor Children’s Home…

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Halloween Hair-Raisers!!!

Visit Graveyards. meet The Mummy, Addams Family and Aliens, dance with The Demon and Creatures of the Night — all with Chip’s scary spin on traditional and new Halloween compositions! Spine-tingling sound effects will make you cringe and add to your Halloween bash. Flashing teeth, space man t-shirts and Chip’s “The World Between” children’s book…

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Why We Spell Air AIRE

Chip Davis is the son of third generation musicians, so maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that Mannheim Steamroller’s first album was entirely based on classical form. Chip began his musical training at age 4; wrote his first piece of music at age 6 (a four part chorale about his dog, Stormy); joined the Vienna Boys’…

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Interview Tips From Chip

Happy Labor Day everyone! We hope you’re getting your grill ready to enjoy some savory food and drinks with friends. In celebration of this respite from the toil of crafting and creating, we thought we’d share a funny story from the Mannheim Steamroller archives about Chip’s early career. Chip did a stint with the Norman…

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