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Blind Boys of Alabama highlights December shows at Higley Center

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:30 pm

The Higley Center for the Performing Arts has a slate of holiday performances set up for December, highlighted by a show this Friday by a Grammy-award winning group.

Beginning at 8 p.m., the Blind Boys of Alabama will sing a few seasonal staples along with songs from the 2003 Grammy-winning album “Got Tell it on the Mountain.”

On Saturday, the Phoenix Children’s Chorus will perform its Holiday Memories show at the venue beginning at 7 p.m. The chorus, which has 300 members, will sing pieces ranging from “O Holy Night” and “Winter Wonderland” to less-traditional songs like “Twelve Days After Christmas.”

An auction is scheduled before the show starting at 4 p.m. to raise money to support the group’s musical education program, scholarships and touring program.

Also on the docket is the Southwest Youth Ballet Theater’s upcoming performance of the “Nutcracker Suite” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 21. The ballet members will perform the holiday classic to the music of the Chandler Symphony Orchestra.

The Higley Center for the Performing Arts is located at 4132 E. Pecos Road in Gilbert. More information is available by visiting higleyarts.org or calling (480) 279-7194.

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