To open the holiday season, The Chattanooga Music Club will present its 5th annual free Holiday Spectacular on Tuesday, November 15, 7pm, at Chattanooga's Memorial Auditorium, featuring guest organist Jeff Harbin on the mighty Austin. Also performing will be the Metropolitan Bells under the direction of Gary Bynum and The Nashville Street Singers directed by Jim Bailiff.
When guests arrive, they will receive a sweet treat as they are greeted by Santa Claus (Charles "Chuck" Church) and his helper, Ballerina Princess Julianna Geddie and will enjoy music by the Metropolitan Bells. In the inner lobby, they will meet Buddy Shirk as "Buddy the Elf' while members of the CMC entertain concert goers with holiday piano music on the piano supplied by Summitt Pianos.
Be sure to come to this year's exciting program and bring your family and friends. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. Donations always appreciated.
Jeffrey Warren Harbin, featured organist, will entertain on the Mighty Austin Pipe Organ, The Voice of the Auditorium, surrounded by beautiful holiday stage decorations.
Jeffrey holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance, summa cum laude, from Georgia State University in 1999, and in 2002 he completed a Master of Music degree with a concentration in Choral Conducting. Awards earned include the Thomas M. Brumby Keyboard scholarship, the Phi Beta Kappa Certificate of Recognition and Membership in the Pi Kappa Lamba and Golden Key National Honor Societies. Jeff has served as Dean of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Born in Atlanta, Jeff has been in church music ministry for over 23 years. Having served in two previous churches, he accepted the position of Director of Music and Organist of Dalton United Methodist Church in January, 2015. Last fall he served on the staff of the Atlanta Boys Choir as Assistant Director and Accompanist.