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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas @ Holy Family Catholic Church at 1100East 5550 South in Ogden (Sunday and Monday, 11-12 December 2011, 7:30 pm)

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Who:                Weber State University Alumni Association
What:        WSU Alumni Singers Concert
When:        Sunday and Monday, 11-12 December 2011, 7:30 pm
Where:        Holy Family Catholic Church at 1100East 5550 South in Ogden
Tickets:        Donations of food and money

Weber State University Alumni Association presents the WSU Alumni Singers, directed by Evelyn Harris, in concert, Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12, 7:30 pm, at the Holy Family Catholic Church at 1100 East 5550 South in Ogden.  Each year the concert is a fund-raiser for a needy family in the community. The concert is free to the general public but any cash contributions as well as canned goods donations are encouraged and will be gratefully accepted.

This year’s concerts will be presented as a benefit for the Loydene Berg family.  Loydene and her son PJ lost their home to an electrical fire on September 4, 2012.  The home was a complete loss, including her Yamaha Grand Piano which had a lot of sentiment attached to it since it was a gift from her late father and her husband Peter, who was murdered 12 years ago at Chevy’s Restaurant in Salt Lake City.  The home was not insured at the time of the fire so this loss is very devastating to Loydene and PJ. 

The program will feature a wide variety of music including “The First Noel,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “One Bright Star” and “Jingle All The Way Medley.”  The special numbers this year will include solos, duets and small groups.  This concert is wonderful family entertainment with music that will appeal to all ages.

Evelyn said she is grateful to be doing what she does. “I work with a terrific group of people that love to sing and the music we are doing is such a pleasure to perform. This is a beautiful concert but it is all for the benefit of other people. It is a thrill to be able to help people at Christmas and share the joy!”

Weber State Singers was an active performing group at Weber State University, with Evelyn Harris directing the group for seventeen years. When she retired they also retired the group, which was then without a director. The members had a strong desire to keep the Singers alive and did so through the auspices of the WSU Alumni Office. The WSU Alumni Singers have been together since 2002. The current group is comprised of former WSU Singers as well as Evelyn Harris’ vocal students. The families of the choir members total one hundred-eight children in all.  There are three married couples singing in the choir together. 

For more information about the WSU Alumni Singers, contact Evelyn Harris, 801-392-3773 or evieh7@comcast.net

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