Christmas Concert Benefits Birth Defects Center Saturday

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Choo Choo Chorus with special guest the Chattanooga Community Christmas Chorus will perform a Holiday Benefit Concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Girls Preparatory School’s Frierson Theater.

To celebrate the Community Christmas Chorus’s 10th anniversary, its goal is to put 100 men on stage to raise $10,000 for the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center, a non-profit organization founded in 1963 to help make a difference in the lives of children born with birth defects of the brain and spinal column. 

 “We are excited to have achieved our goal of gathering nearly 100 local men to sing Christmas music in four-part, a cappella barbershop fashion," said Chorus member Steve Wixson.  "This is a family-friendly event and one that will definitely get everyone in the holiday spirit, while simultaneously raising money for a great cause."

Tickets are $15 (children 12 and under are free) and may be purchased at the door or online at www.choochoochorus.org.

The Choo Choo Chorus, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, is the performing unit of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  While preserving and expanding the presence of barbershop harmony in the greater Chattanooga area, it also tries to encourage harmony in local affairs through its performances at several venues and celebrations.  

The Chattanooga Community Christmas Chorus was established as an outreach program to engage men who are not necessarily members of the Choo Choo Chorus but who enjoy raising their voices in song while raising money for charitable organizations.




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