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Genoa Town Hall will ring with ‘Joyful Noise’

Shannon Litz file photoCherie Shipley sings with the Unity Church of Today Chorus at the fourth annual Joyful Noise concert at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Cherie and John Shipley of Lake Tahoe Entertainment, produce the concert for area families to attend each year.

The Christmas conga is making its way back to the Genoa Town Hall for the 11th annual Joyful Noise holiday show.

The interactive performance features Cherie and John Shipley and the Joyful Noise Chorus 7 p.m., Thursday.

“It’s an interactive show in the sense that we have more happening than just singing,” Cherie said. “The ‘Christmas Conga’ ends up with a conga line throughout the audience. It’s pretty funny.”

The 90-minute concert is comprised of a variety of songs from Christmas carols, inspirational music, country music and novelty songs.

“There’s a couple country songs, there’s jazzy renditions of holiday music,” Cherie said. “We have some novelty songs such as ‘Christmas is Going to the Dogs’ from The Grinch.”

The Shipleys will be joined by Mark Ashworth on drums, Steve Hayes on guitar and a 12-piece chorus.

“It adds a big, full sound with lots of harmony,” Cherie said. “Most people have been in the show for years.”

The country song “Joyful Noise” by Jo Dee Messina brings the evening together.

“I like the whole meaning of that phrase. It’s a creative way to say happy, fun sound,” Cherie said. “People should come to get the spirit of fellowship and community, and experience a joining together in a happy and positive atmosphere.”

Tickets to Joyful Noise are $12 for adults, $5 for ages 6-13 and under 5 are free.

“We encourage families to come,” Cherie said. “Kids enjoy seeing live performances, and it helps them experience the holiday Christmas spirit.”

For more information, or for advance tickets call 782-8696.