"Keyboards at Christmas" kicks off the Christmas season for Mission of Hope

"Keyboards at Christmas" brought out the Christmas spirit for people in Knoxville. 

The event took place at the Tennessee Theatre with one sold-out afternoon performance and an evening performance with more than 1,000 people filling the seats.

All proceeds go to benefit Mission of Hope, a non-profit organization fulfilling the needs of those living in poverty in Appalachia. 

"One of the most special things about his event is it's a great way to start the Christmas holiday season," Executive Director of Mission of Hope Emmette Thompson said. 

The first performance included six grand pianos on the stage performing songs such as "Sleigh Ride" and "Winter Wonderland." 

Other performances included choral and instrumental performances of Christmas songs. 

"It's just a very special evening. We are fortunate that this group does this on our behalf," Thompson said. "It's a big help for us." 

For more information on how to donate to Mission of Hope, you can check out their website here.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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