On Dec. 5, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus had the pleasure of performing at the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. This was the first time in 28 years that they were invited to do so, but the third time in their history.

It is quite a funny coincidence, actually. Since the beginning of the chorus, local boys have received the wonderful opportunity to perform at the White House for the tree lighting ceremony every 28 years. The first appearance was in 1963 with President Lyndon Johnson shortly after the Kennedy assassination. Then in 1991 the chorus performed in front of President George H. W. Bush and the released Beirut Hostages. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lit the tree for 2019.

For this recent performance, the chorus was accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band for their performance in the two solo sections, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Carol of the Bells.” This past appearance had also been a part of the TABC’s 80th anniversary.

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus was a wonderful representative for our city with its exceptionally beautiful performance. I can attest to the exceptionally beautiful performance from not only watching the filmed version of the 2019 tree lighting ceremony, but also getting to see their talent myself at their annual Christmas concert which I attended on Dec. 14. I sincerely hope that the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus continues to go far and have many other opportunities soon to come.

If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of this group, I strongly suggest you join. January is the month to join. If you have any questions, you can visit the website boyschorus.org  or call 296-6277. You can also make donations on the website.

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