The Hall Sisters have never lost the child-like excitement of Christmas.
The four girls, Jessica, 22; Natalie, 19; Lydia, 18; and Valerie, 16; will set their alarm clock for 2 a.m., and promptly bound downstairs to see what is under the tree.
“That’s the tradition,” Jessica said. “We always get so excited about it. We love it.”
The quartet plans to bring that same sense of excitement and awe to their Christmas concert on Dec. 2 at Aversboro Road Baptist Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted.
Their 11-stop Christmas concert tour comes at the most exciting time in their young musical careers.
They have produced CDs before, but their newest offering, Smile, is their most ambitious. The 12-song CD is being accompanied by music videos. The videos already are out for “Swinging on a Star” and “Smile” and the videos for four other songs have been produced.
“We are thrilled with the new CD!” Jessica Hall said. “We love putting it together and seeing the final results.”
They hope “Smile” becomes a stocking stuffer, but their Christmas tour is devoted to holiday classics. They play violin, viola, cello, piano, mandolin and guitar and plan to include some instrumentals in the concert.
“We’ll have some upbeat Christmas classics, as well as moving instrumentals and dynamics melodies,” Hall said.
The Garner girls will be on the road for much of December. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry, but enjoy being in smaller venues and interacting with their audience.
There is nothing like Christmas to them and nothing like singing their favorite Christmas songs.
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