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Celebrate the holidays with the Harbor Country Singers

Brass band highlights first-ever HCS Christmas singalong

Now in its fifth year, the Harbor Country Singers’ Christmas celebration is scheduled for two performances on Sunday, December 13, 2020. To mark this anniversary, special guests and a singalong have been added to the annual lineup of songs and music. Precautions will be followed in accordance with state guidelines for avoiding the spread of Covid-19.

The holiday program will include familiar carols and songs of the season performanced by area musicians, and a debut appearance by a brass quintet assembled especially for the day. A diverse mix of music educators, performers, a farmer, and members of the LaPorte City Band, the players are Madison Kutch and Chuck Steck on trumpet, Donna Mitchell on French horn, Steve Watson on trombone and Richard Watson on tuba. The annual event is sponsored by the School of American Music (SAM) in Three Oaks, Mich.

Although the concert is free, tickets are recommended. Tickets are available at www.schoolofamericanmusic.com 

“I can’t think of a better time to enjoy a brass ensemble than the Christmas season,” said Harbor Country Singers Director Cindy Dryden. “We are excited to share the beauty and joy of this favorite holiday with you!” 

On December 13th, the first Christmas concert will be held at 3 p.m. at Sawyer Highlands Church, 13100 Red Arrow Highway, Sawyer, Mich. The second performance will be held at 6 p.m. at Converge Community Church, 601 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, Mich.

Both venues will be arranged to accommodate large gatherings and social distancing. Guests will be asked to sign in and masks will be required for the duration of the concert. For those unable to attend, the program will be available via Facebook Live on the School of American Music Facebook page.

“At this unusual moment, when we are missing real-time with real people,” said SAM Executive Director Donna Mitchell, “we hope our celebration will satisfy some longing, because this season is still the ‘most wonderful time of the year!’” 

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Cindy Dryden
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This program is generously supported by the Pokagon Fund and the School of American Music.

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