With so many American soldiers away from their families at the holidays, it’s only fitting that one local Christmas production will revolve around that theme.
The Harmony River Chorus, a local chapter of the Sweet Adelines, will present their Christmas show on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road in Evans. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family of three or more. Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased with cash or checks.
“The show is about a soldier’s Christmas letter to his mom and dad, which includes fond musical memories of Christmas at home,” said Marilyn Grau, membership committee representative for the group.
Among the scenes that will be played out through the musical selections are mom’s baking of cookies while singing Christmas songs along with the radio, dad reading ’Twas The Night Before Christmas by the tree, after which the kids write letters to Santa; the family going to midnight church service on Christmas Eve, a visit from Christmas morning carolers and dinner at grandma’s house, where the family gets snowed in.
The soldier’s final wish for peace on earth will also be presented. In addition to the Harmony River Chorus, the show will also feature several quartets and students from Lakeside High School. Stacy Branch, who directs the award-winning choirs at Lakeside High School, serves as the director of the Harmony River Chorus.
The Sweet Adelines is an international organization of female singers that extends across five continents and counts more than 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets among its ranks. Harmony River Chorus includes singers from Columbia County, Aiken, Augusta and the entire CSRA.