Lee Murdock’s Christmas Ship concert returns to Maple Street Concerts

As satisfying as a classic Christmas movie, Lee commemorates 30 years since the idea for a Christmas Ship concert first set sail. This concert will feature songs and stories from his album “Christmas Goes to Sea” as well as his beloved instrumental arrangements of traditional holiday music. For example, his song “The Christmas Ship” about a turn-of-the-century schooner, the Rouse Simmons, that brought Christmas trees from Manistique, Mich., to sell at Chicago's Clark Street Bridge. After the Rouse Simmons was shipwrecked in 1912, the captain's wife, Barbara Schuenemann, continued to bring Christmas trees to Chicago for another 22 years. Lee has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in the Great Lakes. Come start the Christmas season with us at this special concert by Lee Murdock.