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Heartwarming holiday songs at ‘A Classic Christmas’

“A Classic Christmas” takes place at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at The Ross Aragon Community Center.

Featuring Larry Elginer, Bob Nordmann, Matthew and Tiffany Brunson, John Graves, Johnny K and Natalie Oman, June Marquez, Heidi Tanner, Jean Smith and Mark DeVoti, “A Classic Christmas” is a joyful concert of heartwarming holiday songs and elegant classical music sponsored by the community center and Elation Center for the Arts.

A pre-concert social, with live music, begins at 6 p.m. Free coffee and a beer and wine cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Please bring desserts and snacks to share for the pre-concert social and during the intermission, if you wish. The center seeks volunteers to set up and take down chairs and tables for this event. There will be a collection of non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to local food banks. Please consider bringing a contribution for local families in need.

Matthew and Tiffany Brunson have a well-deserved reputation for being two of the finest vocalists in the Southwest. They have toured in professional music ensembles throughout the US and other countries. The Brunsons also have extensive backgrounds in musical theater.

Matthew Brunson literally grew up on the stage. His father, a professional actor, was a director for theatrical productions in North Carolina.

“That’s what got me interested in music and musical theater,” says Matthew, who has starred in many plays and concert performances in Pagosa Springs.

Tiffany Brunson grew up in Grand Junction. After distinguishing herself as soccer star, Tiffany had begun making use of her music and theatrical talents. She met Matthew met, in California, while both were pursuing their dreams of singing and helping others. They had joined up with a missionary singing group at the same time and fell in love almost instantly. The Brunsons have an immediately appealing and dynamic singing style and stage presence. They give their audiences a lot through their music and it’s indeed an honor to have them living in our community.

Bringing together families and friends, sharing conviviality and goodwill, “A Classic Christmas” has been a memorable tradition in Pagosa for several seasons. Enjoy a bevy of talented musicians and singers at this year’s joyful holiday music celebration.

Advance tickets to “A Classic Christmas,”for $10, are available at Higher Grounds and the community center. Tickets at the door are $12. Young people, 18 and under, are admitted free. The Ross Aragon Community Center located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. For further information, call 264-4152.

“A Classic Christmas” is a benefit fund-raiser in support of The Ross Aragon Community Center and Elation Center for the Arts. ECA is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting arts and culture in the community. The community center operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization through the Pagosa Springs Facilities Coalition (PSCFC), benefiting the community of Pagosa Springs by creating, coordinating and providing space for social, athletic, fine arts, performing arts, cultural, educational, business and faith-based activities.