As the Basin bids adieu to the holidays, it welcomes the upcoming production of the Klamath Union High School Choral Music department's "A Cappella Extravaganza" at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ross Ragland Theater.

With headlining performances from the KUHS Chamber Choir and several other student groups, the production will feature additional a cappella groups from the community including jazz vocal quartet "EQ," and men's barbershop quartet "Whatever 4."

After hours of preparation, effort and rehearsals, KUHS choir director Chuck Hamilton said that this year's performance will have a plethora of new things in store for concertgoers.

"This will be a fresh show for the crowd who comes to our production every year, and a brand new spectacle for those first-timers or the folks who haven't been in a while," Hamilton said.

Following 20 years experience as choir director, Hamilton said that he most admires the students' courage to perform in the production each year.

"I encourage them to commit to the show, but it's the students who do all the work. It takes courage to step out into a full house at the Ross Ragland, seeing them do it is so gratifying."

Since the commencement of the "Extravaganza" show, KUHS choirs have raised over $100,000; the proceeds for this year's performance will go towards the A Cappella Choir's trip to Anaheim in 2013 to represent Klamath Falls at the Heritage Music Festival at Fullerton College.

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