The Salvation Army and The Nashville Choirhave partnered together to bring “Nashville Glee for Angel Tree,” a musical performance presented by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Frist Jr., to the Grand Ole Opry®House on Oct. 21.
This lively show will feature local high school choral groups engaging the audience with exceptional vocals, dance and digitized stage sets as they sing to benefit The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.
Participating groups include: Centennial High School led by Choral Director Mindy Hoover; Donelson Christian Academy, led by Choral Director Missy Cook; Hillsboro High School, led by Choral Director Janelle Ganske; Independence High School, led by Choral Director MaryLee Atenhan; and Pearl Cohn High School led by Choral Director Llewellyn Peter.
“As a community of singers united in service to Nashville, we have a heart for students of music and are so pleased to have these talented choral groups join us on stage at the Grand Old Opry House,” said Gary Robinson, executive director of The Nashville Choir. “It’s an awesome day when we can showcase their creative gifts on a historic stage, and help families in need.”
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. for the Sunday, Oct. 21 performance. Individual general admission tickets are $25, and limited premium seating tickets are $30.Tickets may be purchased online at www.nashvilleglee.comor by calling 1-800-SEE-OPRY.
“The Angel Tree program is celebrating its 30th year of serving children and seniors in the Nashville area,” said Lt. Colonel Charles White, Nashville Area Commander of The Salvation Army and founder of the Angel Tree Program. “What a wonderful way to commemorate this milestone and kick-off the season of giving!”
Angel Tree gives individuals and partnering corporations an opportunity to adopt children and seniors and provide them with personalized gifts and necessities, including food and clothing, during the holiday season. An estimated 18,000 are expected to be served this season. To learn more about adopting an angel in Middle Tennessee, please visit www.salarmy-nashville.org.
About Angel Tree
Nashville Glee for Angel Tree benefits the Angel Tree program, one of The Salvation Army’s highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree gives individuals and partnering corporations an opportunity to adopt less fortunate children andseniors and provide them with personalized gifts and necessities during theholiday season. Donors can be confident that their gifts go directly to thetruly needy, without excessive overhead, or duplication in services since Salvation Army Angels are not served by other holiday assistance programs. In 2012, The Salvation Army Nashville celebrates 30 years of the Angel Tree program and expects to serve more than 18,000 children and seniors in the Nashville community alone. Majors Charles and Shirley White created Angel Tree in 1979 when providing clothing and toys to children in Lynchburg, Va. In its first year alone, more than 700 children were served. Three years later, the Whites brought Angel Tree to Music City and recruited WSM radio,birthplace of the famous Grand Ole Opry, as the very first Angel Tree co-sponsor in the United States. News of Angel Tree literally swept the nation as a result of the station’s on-air promotion and from national coverage on ABC Nightline with Ted Koppel and Larry King’s National Radio Broadcast.
About The Salvation Army Nashville
The Salvation Army, a faith-based non-profit serving Nashville since 1890, extends assistance to individuals and families in greatest need, enabling them to lift themselves from crisis to stability. Nearly 40,000 individuals in the Nashville community receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from emergency services, disaster relief for victims, outreach to the elderly and ill, transitional housing for the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, Angel Tree Christmas assistance and much more. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to directly support our programs and services in our community. For more information, visit www.salarmy-nashville.org.