Ambassadors of Harmony to sing sounds of season at Touhill

Ambassadors of Harmony

Ambassadors of Harmony, led by Jim Henry, director of choral studies at UMSL, will perform Dec. 7-9 at the Touhill Center at UMSL.

The Ambassadors of Harmony fills the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center each December with the joy and magic of the holidays in a way only achieved by a 160-voice chorus. The choral group will perform it’s annual “Sounds of the Season” concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Touhill at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The first half of the show will be devoted to the lighter side of holiday music. Then the chorus will turn its attention to classic carols and songs of the season.

New this year, the St. Louis Children’s Choirs have selected 50 of its most talented singers to accompany the Ambassadors of Harmony.

Jim Henry, director of choral studies at UMSL, serves as musical and artistic director of The Ambassadors of Harmony. He conducts the University Singers and Vocal Point ensembles and teaches choral methods, choral arranging, choral conducting and counterpoint at UMSL. Henry, a Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Famer as a member of the Gas House Gang quartet, has led The Ambassadors of Harmony to two gold medals in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s intentional choral contest.

The Ambassadors of Harmony is an all-male 160-voice a cappella chorus based in St. Charles, Mo. Its repertoire includes Broadway classics, barbershop, jazz, pop and a wide selection of holiday favorites. The nonprofit, all-volunteer chorus was originally founded in 1963 and has been under Henry’s direction for about two decades.

Tickets for the concerts are $26-$36. Visit touhill.org or 314-516-4949 to purchase tickets.


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