Sounds of the Season

November 12, 2012
Sounds of the Season

Laughter. Joy. Musical Excellence.

People don't just want to hear good music. They can stay home and hear that on their stereos. What people want and need most is to experience music deeply in their souls.

That is the core message of Jim Henry and his chorus, the Ambassadors of Harmony, an award-winning St. Louis-area men's ensemble that cares little about winning awards.

Families come to this outstanding celebration of holiday sounds year after year, and in 2012, Sounds of the Season will be that much sweeter with the addition of children's voices. The St. Louis Children's Choirs have selected 50 of its most talented singers to accompany the Ambassadors of Harmony.

The Ambassadors have won several contests with its musically masterful performances, including winning the Barbershop Harmony Society's international competition at least twice. But those are the kinds of "Earthly" achievements that easily fade from memory, said Henry, who heads the choral music department at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

What lasts, he believes, are the artistic performances that connect people and change their lives forever. It's what the Ambassadors of Harmony strive for in every performance: artistry, vulnerability and love.

And there is no better way to experience the holidays than with the Ambassadors of Harmony's Sounds of the Season 2013, a journey of laughter, joy and musical excellence.

Three magical December days at the Touhill Performing Arts Center begin three months earlier in a hot, crowded, rehearsal hall in St. Charles' Blanchette Park. There at sundown once a week, the sounds of O Holy Night, Jingle Bells, The Christmas Song other classic holiday favorites mingle with the mating songs of late-summer cicadas.
It's the time of year when the Ambassadors, a brotherhood of music, warmth and friendship, look ahead to sharing the holidays with thousands of fans.

The show has been a chorus tradition for more than 25 years.

After months of fine-tuning, the Ambassadors of Harmony, along with gold-medalist quartets Crossroads and Vocal Spectrum, channel the spirit of the holidays with their heart-warming concert, "Sounds of the Season" on the Touhill stage.

For tickets, visit the Touhill Ticket Office, call 314-516-4949, or click here.