Chorus Concert Preview

As winter break gets closer, so does the annual winter concert for the chorus department. The concert will be held on Dec. 15, 2015 at 7:30 in the auditorium. The concert is free to attend.

Attendees can expect listening to a variety of songs selected by the Chorus Department.

“The songs being sung may not sound familiar to many people considering the songs are based on the winter and holiday season,” chorus teacher Jessica Irish said. “We spend a lot of time rehearsing and during class we’ll go through all the songs and I’ll teach them a little bit about each song they’re performing.”

Songs will be divided based on the choir levels: Advanced Women’s choir, Men’s Chorale, and the chorus program all together.

The chorus department took a trip to the Kennedy Center on Dec. 3 to work with a well known choral director for a very ancient and special piece called O Magnum Mysterium.

“To actually have a workshop held at the Kennedy Center with the director of a famous group called the Tallis Scholars is an honor,” Irish said.

Chorus has proved to be a popular event for students and the local community. Each year, audience members look forward to listening to holiday songs sung by the Chorus students.

“Normally we fill up about half the auditorium,” Irish said. “People like to come to the winter concert because it’s fun and it helps get them in the spirit of the season and it’s also a few days before our long break,” Irish added.