By Sulz, Dave on December 12, 2019.
After performances in recent years that took him to Utah, Nevada and California, local singer-songwriter Wayne Burton is staying home this Christmas season.
Burton, a recording artist who is a Lethbridge family physician in his day job, will perform in concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at College Drive Community Church. He’ll be joined by special guest performers Mandy Hubbard, Danika Wilkinson and Shelby Robson.
Burton has released two new songs for Christmas this year, but with a different approach.
“Instead of writing Christmas specific songs I’ve recorded songs that are about seeing and reaching out to the less fortunate – the outcasts,” he wrote in an email. “I’ve not gone with the typical ‘Christmas’ theme but feel that this is the essence of why Christmas is important.”
One of the new songs is “God Help the Outcasts,” from Disney’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame” film, featuring the One Voice Children’s choir members, “who have performed everywhere from Japan to France and from ‘America’s Got Talent’ TV show to the Whitehouse.” There are plans to release a video for the song in the spring.
The other song is “The Difference,” with lyrics and music by Burton, that is “about looking outside of your comfort zone and familiar circles to those who are disadvantaged or ‘unseen’ to so many of us.”
Tickets for Saturday’s concert are $8 each, available either at the door or online at wayneburton.com.