The 2019 Christmas Show was performed on Tuesday, December 17, at the St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church Family Center in Pinetop, Arizona.
Participating school choirs were the Blue Ridge High School Harmonies, the Show Low High School Show-Biz Choir, the Blue Ridge High School Sprezzas and the Blue Ridge Junior High School Choir. At the end of the “formal” performances, the audience participated in a “sing a long”. Admission is by donation only, and the Chorus divides the “gate” with the participating choirs, usually adding to it to come up with a “rounded up” amount. This year each choir received $700 and the Show Low High School Guitar Ensemble received $200.
Just before the show started, while the audience members found their seats and choirs made final preparations, the assembly was entertained by the Show Low High School Guitar Ensemble. You will find a photo of this group in a paragraph below. The Chorus thanks them for being there and performing for the crowd.
The High Country Barbershop Chorus at Christmas In The Pines 2019
The Blue Ridge High School Harmonies – Directed by Dr. Theresa Dick
The Show Low High School Show-Biz Choir – Directed by Cynthia Whipple
The Blue Ridge High School Sprezzas – Directed by Dr. Theresa Dick
The Blue Ridge Junior High School Choir – Directed by Brian Blomstrand
Everyone Sings – The Sing A Long
The High Country Barbershop 2020 Chorus President Everett Peterson and VP Marketing / PR Jim Burden delivered checks to the Show Low and Blue Ridge Music departments which included donations from the public who attended the 8th annual High Country Chorus “Christmas in the Pines” The Barbershop Chorus added around $500 to the donations from the audience for a total donation of $2,300 that were distributed to school participants as follows: Each choir received $700 and the Show Low High School Guitar Ensemble received $200.
This being the eighth presentation for the Christmas concert brings the total donations to the area Schools of more than $13,500.
Mr Brian Blomstrand, director of the Blue Ridge Jr High Choir, not pictured, did receive a check from HCBC president Everett Peterson
Everett and Jim present a check to Cynthia Whipple, director of the Show Low High School Show Biz Choir.
Everett presents a check to Dr. Theresa Dick, director of the BR High School Harmonies.
Marshall Pratt, director of the Show Low High School Guitar Ensemble receives a check.
Marshall Pratt, Everett and the Show Low High School Guitar Ensemble