CINCINNATI, OH – In their campaign to “Save Christmas,” NO PROMISES Vocal Band has raised nearly $7,000 from more than 90 supporters to produce a streaming version of their annual “Christmas With NO PROMISES” concert.
The program was filmed at historic Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine on Tuesday, November 24, and will be released to campaign supporters circa December 8. Individual song videos will be released progressively in the days leading up to December 23, when the general public will be able to experience the full show for the first time.
A Successful Campaign Extended
Between October 21 and November 19, donors from across the country contributed nearly $7,000 in gifts ranging from $1 – $500 to cover venue rental, audio engineering, video engineering and licensing expenses incurred in creating digital concert. Debbie Hill and Dunrobin & Associates each made leading gifts of $500 as concert sponsors.
With less than a month remaining until the Christmas holiday, NO PROMISES is extending the campaign window to December 23. Fans who missed the initial fundraising period can contribute in any amount to receive special access to the full concert prior to the December 23 public release. This additional support will also help the ensemble defray some unexpected costs, including COVID-19 testing that allowed them to sing together unmasked.
Individuals can support the NO PROMISES Saves Christmas campaign in two ways:
- Donate via credit card at NoPromisesVocalBand.com and find the “Leave Us A Tip” link.
- Mail a check to: No Promises Vocal Band, ATTN: Matt Croy, 1480 Shore Drive, Findlay, OH, 45840
2020 Concert Set List
Recorded on November 24 at Cincinnati’s Memorial Hall, the concert consists of ten songs:
- Tiny Little Christmas – As performed by The Blenders
- All The Things You Are – As performed by The Singers Unlimited
- O Holy Night – Traditional
- Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) – The Temptations
- Sunday Morning – Maroon Five
- River – Joni Mitchell
- This Christmas – Donnie Hathaway
- White Christmas – As performed by The Drifters
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
As in their live concerts, members of the group introduce each tune with witty repartee.
Christmas with NO PROMISES – An Aural History
For many, the yearly Christmas With NO PROMISES tour has become one of the most anticipated performances of the year, earning a 2019 nomination by Movers & Makers magazine as Cincinnati’s Top Chamber Music Concert. Past tours have included stops in Dayton, Columbus, Toledo and Findlay, complementing beloved local venues including The Garfield Theater, The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, and the band’s perennial favorite, Community of the Good Shepherd. Other recent venues have included Covington’s The Carnegie, Walnut Hills’ New Thought Unity Center, Montgomery’s The Uni, New Richmond’s historic Mt. Zion-St. Paul United Church of Christ, Withamsville’s St. Thomas More.
Live Christmas With NO PROMISES concerts have taken place annually since 2015, and draw more than 2,000 attendees each year.
About NO PROMISES
NO PROMISES is a Cincinnati-based professional a cappella ensemble bringing exhilarating vocals and breathtaking harmonizations to popular favorites of jazz, Motown, and yacht rock. The group has entertained at festivals, concert series, conventions and concert halls throughout the state. Its members have graced the stages of Broadway, fronted major symphony orchestras, and backed the likes of Jim Messina, Steve Winwood, Kenny Loggins and POCO. In their day-to-day lives, the men of NO PROMISES are clinical psychologists, theatrical talent buyers, and hairdressers with a passion for a cappella singing.
The group has released three recording projects: A No Promises Christmas (2016), All Wet (2018) and The Nines (2019).
The members of NO PROMISES are Joshua Steele (resident of Kennedy Heights), Ryan Strand (North College Hill), David Baum (Montgomery), Jeff Grooms (Cold Spring, KY), Matt Croy (Findlay, OH), and Nat Comisar (Indian Hill). Current guest artists are Noah Berry (Dayton, OH), Kyle Karnes (Oakley), and Schyler Vargas (Chicago, IL).
Curious about how Broadway actor David Baum joined NO PROMISES and became a clinical psychologist, or the surprising musical background of former Maisonette owner Nat Comisar? Check out individual bios at http://www.nopromisesvocalband.com/lineup/.
For More Information
Contact Nat Comisar at 513.378.5801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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