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Annual winter choir concert

By Shaylen Crook | Reporter

With their candles lighting the way, members from all five vocal groups kicked off the 72nd annual winter choir concert on Dec. 11in the auditorium.  New Horizons, Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Beachcombers and the eighth grade choir all performed holiday classics.

Many of the students claim they enjoy performing at the winter concert more than any other.

“It’s my favorite concert,” sophomore Concert Choir member Sierra Pedro said

The concert started with all the vocal groups singing “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Medieval Gloria,” then proceeded to the eighth grade choir taking the stage to sing four arrangements. These included “Harmonica,” “Ha Shalom,” “Through Winters Window” and “Slow Dancing in the Snow.” Halfway through the four songs, the New Horizons sang “Carol of The Bells” from the balcony.

The Women’s Ensemble was next on stage singing “ Riu  Riu Chiu,” “Candlelight Canon,”  “Rushing Troika” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”  The New Horizons provided variety by performing “What Child is This” halfway through the Women’s Ensemble’s portion of the evening.

Afterwards, the Beachcombers, consisting of seniors Shon Mobley and Dylon Yoshinaga, junior Sebastian Bartlett and sophomore Quentin Kirk, took the stage to sing “Holly Jolly Christmas.”

The New Horizons, outfitted in winter scarves and hats, then sang “Sleigh Ride,” “On the Roof,” “Baby, Its Cold Outside” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

Concert Choir was the final group to perform, singing “Ukrainian Alleluia,” “Betelehemu,” “ This Little Babe” and “ Ding Dong Merrily on High.” Then all the choirs came together, in what they hope to become a new tradition, singing “Silent Night” in five different languages with a solo by sophomore Heather Whitty.

As has been tradition for numerous years, the final number of the concert included the Concert Choir, combined with Marshfield choir alumni members in the audience, singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Junior Fern Dausel, a member of Women’s Ensemble, loves this portion of the concert.

“It’s fun,” Dausel said. “We are all together.”

The concert was well attended by the community and involved in the concert from the beginning to the end singing Christmas favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “12 Days of Christmas,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Joy to the World.”

“It’s nice to know that people enjoy it as much as we do,” Pedro said.

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    ATAA Samantha MolloyJan 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I recently gradutaed (in 2010) and I joined the Navy, and in Oklahoma, This is the first Christmas choir concert I have missed, and I am very glad to hear that none of the traditions have changed and the community still supports it.

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