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Area Musicians Go All Out for Charity 2016 Concert Schedule

The Yelo Sno Band project began in early 2015 with five local musicians joining together for a charitable cause, and has expanded this year to include three Mon Valley student vocalists. The band’s primary focus is to perform Christmas concerts to benefit various organizations and charities. All performances by the band are conducted free of charge. The band members have diverse personal and professional commitments throughout the year, but for two months during the holiday season, they pull together for this cause. Concerts are “100% Christmas” and blend religious, traditional, and rock music….from O Holy Night to Sleigh Ride to Carol of the Bells….all genres are covered. Band members include: Ben Croft, Bass

• Friday, December 2 – Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration Downtown, Hundred, WV (Hundred High School Auditorium) – 8 p.m. • Tuesday, December 6 – Acoustic Concert Marquis Gardens Place Senior Living, Uniontown, PA – 6 p.m. • Saturday, December 10 – Residents, Families, and Friends Concert Grand Residence, Upper St. Clair, PA – 6 to 7 p.m. • Saturday, December 17 – Sportsmen’s Christmas Party West Newton Sportsmen’s Club, West Newton, PA – 7 p.m.

Brad Lewis, Guitar Mark Nagy, Percussion Hayley O’Connor, Vocals Tess Salzman, Vocals Graham Sterling, Keyboard and Vocals Adam Sutch, Dulcimer and Vocals Lauren Zelnis, Vocals

Harmony Singers Present Holiday Concert The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh will present a holiday concert titled “No Biz Like Snow Biz” under the direction of Cynthia G. Pratt on Sunday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at Brightwood Christian Church, 5044 West Library Ave., Bethel Park. The concert will be presented again on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Road, Bethel Park. The concerts are being partially underwritten by a grant from the Bethel Park Community Foundation. Selections from the concert include “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” and “O Holy Night, Silent Night.” The concert will feature favorite carols, holiday music, and a sing-a-long. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering to benefit the charitable and entertainment efforts of the Harmony Singers will be accepted. The Harmony Singers are available to perform for civic, social, church, or business organizations. For information about the group or to reserve them for an event, visit

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‘Ho Ho Ho with the WSO’ Planned for December 3rd and 4th The Washington Symphony Orchestra will make the holiday season brighter this year with its annual ‘Ho Ho Ho with the WSO’ concerts on Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) and Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.). Both concerts are at Trinity High School in Washington, PA. The concert marks the first time that EQT has partnered with the WSO. The company announced a presenting sponsorship for the concert earlier in the year. The Washington County All-Star Choir, along with the California University Choir, will be joining the WSO for choruses from Handel’s Messiah. High schools with contributing singers to the All-Star Choir include: Bethlehem Center, Chartiers-Houston, McGuffey, Peters Township, and

Trinity. Kids in grades K through 6 will have the opportunity to enter the WSO’s ornament contest. All entries will be hung on a tree in the lobby and two winners will be selected, one by a panel of judges and the other by popular vote on the WSO Facebook page. Each winner will receive a gift card. Official entry forms are available at Tickets start at just $17 and can be purchased online at, by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS, or at the following locations: Citizens Library, the Peters Township Public Library, and the WSO Office at 11 South College Street in Washington (WSO Office by appointment only). For further information, visit or connect with the WSO on Facebook ( and Twitter (

West Newton Community Singers Plan 40th Annual Christmas Concert The West Newton Community Singers are proud to present their 40th Annual Christmas Concert, titled “The Spirit of Christmas.” The program will feature Christmas works including, “Hodie Christus Natus Est” Arranged by Cristi Millerand, “Fum, Fum, Fum” Arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, “The 12 Days of a Re-gifted Christmas” by Greg Gilpin and “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” The group is under the direction of Richard Carson and is accompanied by Lauren Cross. The date for the concert is Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Newton United Presbyterian Church. Advance tickets are available for adults at $6 and $3 for students at the Dee Taylor Agency. For more information, call 724-872-6093. Tickets will also be available at the door for adults at $7and students at $3.

Community Chorus Performs ‘Starlight’ as Christmas Celebration The Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus would like to invite you to join us for our Christmas Celebration, titled ‘Starlight.’ What a great way to start your holiday season, with uplifting music sung by the combined adult and junior choruses of over 60 voices! The concert will be held at the Elizabeth Forward High School on December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and December 4 at 3 p.m. The high school is located off Rt. 48 and Weigles Hill Road in Elizabeth Township. Ticket prices at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. A discount of $2 is available on each ticket purchased in advance by calling 412-751-0526. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the local Meals on Wheels and nonperishable food stuffs will be collected at each concert for the food pantry.

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016  
South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016  

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016