More ‘HUM’— Less ‘BUG': Westchester Chordsmen Chorus to Perform a Humorous Rendition of Charles Dickens Classic 'A Christmas Carol' in White Plains on December 7

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Tickets are on sale now for the Westchester Chordsmen's hilarious holiday show. Families will enjoy 'A Christmas Carol' in four-part harmony, scripted by TONY nominee Peter Kellogg.

The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus (http://www.chordsmen.org) will perform a new version of Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday, December 7 at White Plains Middle School. Scripted by TONY nominee and Chappaqua resident Peter Kellogg, expect a lot more “hum” and less “bug” with this comical rendition that is sure to bring smiles and belly laughs to audience members. For a sneak peek of the performance, visit http://youtu.be/YjWavt_aJEU.

The 65+ members of the Westchester Chordsmen, celebrating their 60th anniversary, will perform holiday songs that sound traditional, but have dramatically different parody lyrics to tell their version of the classic Christmas tale. Westchester Chordsmen President and Port Chester resident John Fotia will play the part of Scrooge, and Tiny Tim will be played by Pleasantville resident Al Fennell (who is not so tiny!). Also featured is world-renowned opera baritone and Westchester Chordsmen Director Keith Harris as Marley, singing the Gilbert & Sullivan classic "When the Night Wind Howls." The fast-paced and constantly surprising production promises to be entertaining for audience guests of all ages.

The second act will feature holiday songs performed by the entire chorus and popular Chordsmen quartets. Crowd favorites include “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “The Secret of Christmas.”
During the past year the Westchester Chordsmen have been busy singing throughout North America. They performed at Carnegie Hall, and won the Division Contest in May 2013 that led to a showcase appearance at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in Toronto this past July. The Westchester Chordsmen currently ranks as the 38th best chorus in the world out of a total of 850 choirs. Auditions for new members are currently being scheduled.

Shows for “A Christmas Carol” will run at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Saturday, December 7 at the White Plains Middle School (Highlands). General Admission Seats are $20. Reserved evening performance seats are $30. Seniors and students: $5 discount. To order tickets call: 914-713-4311 or visit http://www.chordsmen.org. For Group Sales call 914-736-6729.

About The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus
The Westchester Chordsmen Chorus is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit performing arts group. Our mission is to spread the joy and fun of singing around to the community, the country and the world. The Chorus’ musical repertoire extends beyond barbershop roots to Broadway show-tunes, doo-wop, traditional, gospel and contemporary songs arranged in four-part a cappella harmony for tenor, lead, baritone and bass singers. Rehearsals occur every Monday night at the White Plains Middle (Highlands) School. The Chorus’ 60 member-singers come from Westchester and surrounding counties in New York, Connecticut, New York City, and Long Island. Interested singers are welcome every Monday night. For the rehearsal schedule and alternate locations, please visit http://www.chordsmen.org.

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