MIDTOWN — Four choruses and a "world-class harmonica virtuoso" will help ring in the Christmas season in Midtown starting this week.
The East Midtown Partnership's first-ever "Sounds of the Season" series will feature five free musical performances, each scheduled to spread the holiday spirit to different parts of the neighborhood on five afternoons, beginning this Friday.
"These performers will bring holiday cheer to the community," the partnership said on its website, "and recapture the true meaning of the holiday season."
The series opens with a performance by "The Unforgettables," a chorus supported by NYU's Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging that's entirely made up of people with dementia, as well as their friends and family members. The show begins Friday at 1 p.m. in the atrium at 601 Lexington Ave., between 53rd and 54th streets.
The series continues Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m., with a performance by the P.S. 59 Beekman Hill International School Chorus in front of 909 Third Ave., between 54th and 55th streets.
The Lighthouse International Vocal Ensemble, composed of singers suffering from vision loss, will sing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in front of 150 East 58th St., between Lexington and Third avenues.
Harmonica performer Jia-Yi He, described by the partnership, the New York Public Library and others as a "world-class harmonica virtuoso," will play at noon on Thursday, Dec. 19, in front of 909 Third Ave.
And on Friday, Dec. 20, at 12:30 p.m., Turtle Bay Music School's Staff and Faculty Carolers will sing in front of 909 Third Ave.
For more details, visit the partnership's website.