Holiday Music Performances: The Strays
The Strays is a group of eight women who love to sing together. Formed more than 25 years ago when two female professional singers decided to make their duet into a larger group using other stray singers they knew from Newport, Portsmouth, Bristol, Middletown, and Jamestown. Hence the name: The Strays.
They have sung at Blithewold, the Newport Officers Club, The Viking Hotel, and many assisted living, retirement and nursing homes, churches and social groups. They are a lively group and strive for perfect harmony. Their songs include show tunes, pop songs, sacred songs, old songs and new songs, holiday music and even jazz.
Back row from left: Barbara Oswald, Judy Stickney, Sue Downing, Jan Gunzleman and Kathy Arent. Front row: Marilyn Hambly, Ruth McVey, and Barbara Church.
Their performance begins at 3:00pm; mansion doors open at 2:30pm. Mansion closes at 5pm.
Walkin Seats are free with regular mansion admission.
A limited amount of reserved seats are available at the following prices:
Military/AAA Members $11
Seniors/Full-time Students $10
Youths 6-17 yrs $4
Members & Children 5 and under $2
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