December 9, 2021 - 7:22am -- Dave Cassens

Harmonizer’s Christmas Show a Great Success

 As the melodic sounds of “We Need a Little Christmas” echoed through the auditorium of the Gateway Church of Christ, an audience of 425 got just that and a lot more as the Pensacola Bay Harmonizers presented their annual Christmas show.  Titled “Our Christmas Gift to Pensacola,” the Harmonizers, along with guest singers The Pensacola Sound Sweet Adelines chorus and hand bell virtuoso Danny Lyons, presented a most entertaining variety of seasonal songs to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience in the new Gateway auditorium.  In addition to numbers by each chorus, the season was celebrated in song by several quartets and VLQs (Very Large Quartets) or ensembles, the talented ringing of the hand bells by Lyons.  And those first timers to the annual Christmas presentation were also treated to a cajun version of The Night Before Christmas. This was the first performance under the direction of Carl Siefert.


The show, a benefit for Manna Food Bank and ARC Gateway, saw the two non-profit organizations presented with $1,000 checks from the Barbershoppers.  In addition each charity received an additional $500 from cash donations and Manna Food Pantries received more than 500 pounds nonperishable food items.

The Harmonizers are proud of the tradition started sixteen years ago in giving our gift of beautiful music to help support two worthy charities.  Over the years direct donations from the chorus and donations from our fans have amounted to over $13,000 for The ARC Gateway.  Similarly, donations to Manna Food Pantries have amounted to over $10,000 and an estimated two tons of food.

A big THANK YOU to Gateway Church of Christ for the opportunity to perform in a wonderful venue, and to our loyal and generous fans.  And dare we say it…The Best is Yet To Come!




The Pensacola Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization. 

Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of IRS regulations.

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