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Holiday concerts set for ThunderTones

Nov. 30, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- If you like your holidays served with a side of Barbershop harmony, then you're in luck this holiday season.

The ThunderTones, the Huntington Tri-State Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, has several upcoming performances to celebrate the season.

The first show will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. The chorus will sing on the corner of 4th Avenue and 8th Street prior to the Huntington Christmas Parade.

Then the group is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at American Legion Post 16, 421 6th Ave., in Huntington. The ThunderTones will present Harmony for Toys, a program consisting of patriotic and Christmas songs. Jim Johnston, baritone/tenor, will be the guest soloist, and Santa will make an appearance. The event will support the Legion's project to gather new toys for the Salvation Army toy Drive. It is co-sponsored by the Red Caboose, the price for admission is one new toy presented at the gate or $10 admission is you come without a toy.

The ThunderTones will present Christmas Cabaret on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Fellowship Baptist Church gymnasium, 3661 U.S. 60 East. A dinner, prepared by the women of the church, will begin at 6 p.m. The show will follow at 6:30 p.m. Also performing during the show will be the River Cities Four and special guests the Singing Kernels, the Ashland chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The cost is $20.

The ThunderTones will be the guests at Elvira's Redneck Wedding presented by the Singing Kernels at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Boyd County High School Auditorium. The show features Karen Curnutte as Elvira and Andrew Hall as Jimmy Jack.

For more information about these events or more about the ThunderTones or how to join the group, call 304-736-7530, 304-360-3000 or 304-634-1815.

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