There’s nothing like the sound of beautiful voices in perfect harmony, and especially when they combine to sing all your favorite holiday songs. That’s exactly what will happen at the upcoming benefit show presented by the Arlington Goodtimes Chorus on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.
The chorus has generously offered to do the show as a benefit performance for the Arlington Life Shelter and has titled the show, “A Family Christmas Music Festival.” Admission will be free, and attendees will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Life Shelter to help homeless families.
“We are delighted that the Goodtime Chorus has chosen to generously donate their time to do a benefit Christmas show to help the families served by the Arlington Life Shelter,” said Jim Reeder, Director of Community Development for the shelter. “We are beginning an expansion project that will allow for a 40% increase in beds for families, women, and children and an expanded kitchen and dining area.”
“The Life Shelter project will also provide enhanced space and programming for children, a classroom and a computer lab for employment training, and space for residents to remain in the shelter when not at work. The overall impact of the project will be to help our homeless residents return to self-sufficiency more quickly and with more skills,” he added. “Donations from the holiday show will help achieve these plans.”
The Family Christmas Music Festival will feature performances by various groups from local a cappella choruses, barbershop quartets and church ensembles. Plus, the audience will enjoy a sing-along to traditional Christmas carols that capture the true spirit of the season.
“We think the Life Shelter is especially important to homeless individuals and families at this time of year,” said Goodtimes Chorus spokesman Gil Carrick, and we want to help with their work on expansion of their space to serve the community.”
“We’re bringing together several choruses and quartets for the audience to enjoy and to sing along with,” he added.