The Alexandria Harmonizers virtually present “Christmas Coast to Coast” on Dec. 20. While the Alexandria Harmonizers will represent the East Coast, the Seattle-based Northwest Sound will represent the West Coast, hence the “Coast to Coast” moniker.
Artistic director Joe Cerutti said, “We will be using videos from holiday performances last year, or we have done a number of virtual choir-style performances, meaning all of the different faces are on the screen recorded at home. These videos completely exceeded our expectations. It’s not just staring at faces the whole time, there is a bit more production value. We have a quartet of 18-year-old quadruplets from Wisconsin called Vintage Mix. We also have a number of family ensembles — the Trey Mack Family Singers, the Workman Family Singers that got together and learned songs.”
As per wtop.com, “The event is free, but donations are welcome to two charities. Northwest Sound will benefit the Seattle poverty organization Hopelink, while the Alexandria Harmonizers will benefit T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors). “T.A.P.S. is well-known here in the D.C. area and the country and the world for providing comfort and care to all of those who are grieving the death of a military loved one,” Cerutti said. “We realize right now that there are so many [people] struggling because of this pandemic, but it is important to still keep in mind the military support.”