Harmony is on the near horizon. The Tonto Community Concert Association is hosting the vocal group The Coats in a performance at 7 p.m. Monday.
Few a capella vocal ensembles -- in fact, virtually none -- have as many celebrities as fans, said Allen Fisher, publicity chairman for the TCCA.
The group has performed and recorded with such household names as The Beach Boys and Hall & Oates.
They have sung for the president and vice president of the United States, and people everywhere, "just can't believe what they do with their voices," according to press material.
The Coats have won the National Harmony Sweepstakes, have been nominated for an INDIE Award and have been recognized as the most requested college act in the United States.
For a group that began in Seattle, Wash., with only trenchcoats to keep them warm and dry (hence, the group's name), The Coats have become one of the most recognized and requested ensembles in the a capella world.
The March 6 performance in the Payson High School Auditorium by The Coats will be the seventh of the current eight-concert season for the Tonto Community Concert Association.
Tickets for this event may be purchased for $20 at the door prior to the concert. Children 18 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. TCCA subscription holders may bring guests from outside the Payson area to the concert with a donation of $15 per guest.
Doors to the auditorium will open 30 minutes before the scheduled concert time.
The final concert of the season will be The Manhattan Rhythm Kings on Monday, April 3.
The Kings sing American popular music of the '20s, '30s and '40s in lush, three-part harmony.
For further information about season or individual tickets, call Marilyn Wolfe, (928) 474-6115 or Eloise Jones, (928) 478-4363 or check out their Web site at www.tccarim.org.