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Harpist to perform during Geneva Christmas Walk

Tina Barber wil perform holiday music at Geneva History Museum

Geneva resident Tina Barber will perform with her harp from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva, during the annual Christmas Walk festivities.
Geneva resident Tina Barber will perform with her harp from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva, during the annual Christmas Walk festivities.

GENEVA – Geneva resident Tina Barber will perform with her harp from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva, during the annual Christmas Walk festivities, she announced in a news release.

Barber will play a variety of Christmas carols and holiday music while visitors to the museum will be viewing the 18th century creche, vote on their favorite Christmas tree displays and enjoy light refreshments.

There will be no admission fee.

“Performing at the Geneva History Museum has become one of my favorite performances every year,” Barber stated in the release. “When I’m playing and kids and adults are all singing along to their favorite holiday songs, it really brings out the spirit of Christmas for everyone.”

Her favorite songs to play at the event include “O Holy Night” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.’

The name of her business, East Side Harp, is drawn from the family’s home base on the east side of Geneva, and her love of the area.

Barber also performs at weddings, holiday parties and at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva, where she leads one of youth choirs as well.

“We love having Tina perform each year,” Terry Emma, executive director of the Geneva History Museum stated in the release.

“She adds so much to the ambience at our event, as an elegant backdrop in the room that displays our 18th Century Crèche – one of the most rare and special objects in the museum’s collection that dates back to the 1930s when The Little Traveler creator, Kate Raftery, displayed it in the antique room every holiday season.”

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