PIQUA — The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will present their fifth annual Holiday Cabaret, “A Family Christmas.”
Two of Piqua’s most musically gifted families will perform sentimental holiday favorites and timeless classics, along with the sounds of the five brothers from Bellefontaine who make up The Full Sound Chamber Group, on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Fort Piqua Plaza.
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, as mother Helen played and father Paul passed on his sense of rhythm and timing. It will be a momentous reunion for all 14 as they gather together to sing for the first time in 35 years.
Also on the program will be Laura Decker Jackson and her son Decker Jackson. Laura is a native of Piqua and lives in the home of her childhood piano teacher, where she now offers lessons herself. She has been a piano teacher at Miami Montessori for 18 years and is a member of her church’s praise band. Decker is 14 years old and is a student at DeColores Montessori, and plays music from every genre on guitar, piano and drums.
The Full Sound Chamber Group consists of five brothers forming a string quintet of two violins, a viola, cello and double bass. They have been researching, arranging, producing, and playing concert programs since 2010, and each of the brothers can also play the piano. The versatile group has performed in Piqua to rave reviews, and their renditions of sacred carols are well known.
Tickets will go on sale to the public from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12. After that date any remaining tickets will be available at Readmore Hallmark store in Piqua. Tickets are $25 each for reserved table seating. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. the evening of the performance, and a cash bar and savory snacks will be available.