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Bravo! Vail hosts second-annual free Holiday Sing-Along in Edwards

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The Holiday Sing-Along was conceived as a chance for Vail Valley residents to gather and sing beloved tunes in an informal setting. Almost 200 people attended the inaugural event last year, ranging from young children to senior citizens.
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What: Bravo! Vail Holiday Sing-Along.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Where: Edwards Interfaith Chapel, 32138 U.S. Highway 6, Edwards.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More information: Visit bravovail.org.

EDWARDS — Bravo! Vail Music Festival announced this week that it will host its second annual free community Holiday Sing-Along on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel. This event is open to individuals and families of all ages and will feature an evening of singing favorite holiday songs and carols, followed by an informal reception for all participants.

While the Sing-Along was originally conceived as a chance for Vail Valley residents to gather and sing beloved tunes in an informal setting, the event also attracts visitors to the area. Almost 200 people attended the inaugural event last year, ranging from young children to senior citizens.

“Last year’s event was such a success, we knew we needed to do it again,” said Elli Varas, Bravo! Vail’s director of operations. “People love singing these classic holiday songs, but there just aren’t many opportunities to do so. A major goal of Bravo! Vail’s educational arm is simply to get people of all ages to make music. We thought this would be a fun and festive way for people to participate and a way that Bravo! Vail can give back to the community that has supported it for nearly three decades.”

This event is open to anyone who wishes to come together to make music and celebrate the holiday season. Musical selections will range from classic carols to modern holiday pop songs. Packets of sheet music will be available for people who wish to follow along. Battle Mountain High School vocal music director James Baumgardner will lead the evening.

“We’re very excited to have Mr. Baumgardner conducting the Sing-Along this year,” said Keelin Davis, Bravo! Vail’s education and community engagement coordinator. “With his background in professional performance and experience working with students of all ages, James is the ideal person to lead this community event.”

An informal reception will immediately follow the event, featuring holiday cookies provided by Westside Cafe. Hot chocolate and coffee will also be provided.

Though Bravo! Vail is a summer music festival, the organization prides itself on serving the local community throughout the year, with numerous educational and community programs. Learn more about the festival at bravovail.org or 970-827-5700.