PIQUA — The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will present their sixth annual Holiday Cabaret, “Music at the Plaza,” featuring the talent of some of Piqua’s most musically gifted families performing sentimental holiday favorites and timeless classics at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at in the Grand Ballroom of the Fort Piqua Plaza. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. the evening of the performance, and a cash bar and savory snacks will be available.
Back by popular demand, the Jacomet Family Singers consist of the 14 children — nine brothers and five sisters — of Helen and Paul Jacomet. They were raised in Piqua by their musical parents, who often had them gather around the family piano to sing. The Jacomets wowed the crowd last year, and are delighted to reunite this Christmas season to share their lovely voices and humor with Piqua again.
Two more popular members of the Jacomet family are Adam Jacomet and his daughter. Audrey. Adam has been singing since he was a young child, participating in school music programs and church choir throughout his life. Audrey is a sophomore at Piqua High School, a member of show choir, and a varsity football cheerleader.
Sean Ford is one of Piqua’s most recognized figures because of his work as executive director of the Piqua United Way, but what is not as well known is that Ford is an accomplished performer who participated in show choir and musicals while at Piqua High School. He also participates in praise singing at St. Mary’s Church.
Rounding out the evening are vocalists and pianist Jason Townsend and flutist Crystal Gebhart. They are especially known for their musical contributions to St. Paul’s Church, he as worship pastor and leader of the Praise Team, and she as a guitarist for the praise team. Townsend attended Piqua High School and Kentucky Christian University, and is vice president of Harris Jeweler. He is an accomplished organist, pianist, and tenor. Gebhart, who graduated from Defiance College and is currently attending Sinclair, plays piano, flute, and bass guitar.
Tickets for “Music at the Plaza” will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Piqua Public Library. After that date, any remaining tickets will be available at Readmore’s Hallmark in Piqua. Tickets are $25 each for reserved table seating and $10 for open chair seating.
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