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Tacoma Vocal Standard - A Little Bit of Christmas

A cappella, Choral, Holiday

Men's Barbershop Harmony Chorus Holiday Program: This holiday season, Tacoma-area barbershoppers offer an entertaining, family-friendly holiday program titled “A Little Bit of Christmas” at 6:30 pm on December 6th at Tacoma’s First Christian Church, 602 N. Orchard street. Featuring all-acapella chorus performances and individual quartets, Tacoma Vocal Standard (TVS) will host an evening of holiday cheer spanning a variety of musical eras and holiday themes. Samuel Booth directs the chorus and wants families to enjoy this unique style of music. “Every holiday season brings out Handel or Irving Berlin, so we think many folks would enjoy a unique vocal style – barbershop! This special musical style floats across tender, lively, and heartfelt tones. Barbershop can be jazzy, chromatic, or bluesy.” The performance will raise funds for several projects, including scholarships for local high schoolers to attend “Harmony Explosion”, support for a youth music program at First Christian Church – where the chorus rehearses -- and expand TVS’s outreach. Tickets are available through their Facebook page, from chorus members, or at the door. You may also call 253-237-SING (7464) or E-mail: “We send several kids to Harmony Explosion every year, so this show really gives those scholarships a boost. First Christian Church hosts our rehearsals, so part of our proceeds will support their music program. We also raise money to fight hunger and poverty in the Tacoma area through a food bank. We are a 501(c)3 so gifts to us are charitable, and each gift helps spread a love of music throughout our communities,” Gentz said.