The Southerntiersmen Barbershop Chorus will present the 11th Annual Choruses for CHOW Benefit Concert on Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m. at Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 380 Main St., Johnson City.
The concert, which raises money for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) of the Broome County Council of Churches, will feature the following groups, all of which are non-profit organizations:
- Endwell Community Chorus
- Vestal United Methodist Church Chancel Choir
- Carousel Harmony Chorus
- Southerntiersmen Barbershop Chorus
- Seton Catholic Central Chorus
The diversity of the groups performing guarantees a range of musical styles that will appeal to a broad audience. In addition to musical selections by each organization, the groups will combine for a joint finale.
The timing of the event is especially important, as the need for food spikes at this time of year. Broome County students who participate in food nutrition programs in their schools will be on extended breaks during December and will not be able to participate in these programs. This puts additional burdens on families struggling to make ends meet. The resources of CHOW are very important to them.
Tickets purchased in advance are $10.00 and can be obtained by calling the Broome County Council of Churches at 724-9130, or by contacting any chorus member. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $12.00.
A check will be presented to CHOW by the Southerntiersmen during a concert by that group in front of Penney’s at the Oakdale Mall at 7:00 on Tuesday, December 16. You are urged to attend that free concert.