The winter Choir concert, “A Gift of Songs”, performed by all three schools, Mossman, Bayside, and Clear Falls, left a lot to be joyful about.
The concert began with the Mossman choir or Village Voices. For most, it was their first time performing in front of a crowd, but for others, like soloist Alaina Castillo, “It was normal.”
“I normally sing in front of my family,” said Castillo. “I’m not afraid to be on stage either.”
After hearing the elementary students sing, it was time for Bayside to reveal their “Gift of Song” to the audience.
They sang two “wonderful” songs, “Bleak Mid-Winter’s Silent Night” and “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
A duet of two sophomore girls followed after the performance of Bayside. Julia Tuneberg and Rachel Magill sang “When Christmas Comes to Town.” Both girls, in the Knightingales Choir, received applauses from the crowd.
It was Concert Women’s Choir to let the audience know that “Christmas Time was [Is] Here.” They sang two songs that put the audience in the Christmas spirit.
There were two soloists, Sally Morman and Courtni Johnson, both freshmen.
“It was very exciting to perform in front of a crowd,” said Johnson. “I like feeling the adrenaline feeling.”
“The Hanukkah Song,” sung by three girls, Sarah Gittleman, Dani Salinsky and Emma Ward, followed the performance of the Concert Women’s Choir.
The Knight’s Chorus Choir entered the stage immediately after the girls were done. “African Noel” and the classical, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” were the two song songs they sang.
Before a brief intermission, two freshman girls, Mikayla Woodcox and Mackenzie Hayworth sang “Winter Song” which got everyone wanting to hear more.
After the brief pause, the Knightingales took the stage. “Kling, Glockchen” and “Grown-Up Christmas List” were the two songs sung by them. Soloist, Olivia Pena started off “Grown-Up Christmas List,” letting the audience know what her “Christmas List” was.
Another duet followed the Knighingales. Maddie Baillio and Maddie Fuller performed “Believe.”
It was the Troubadors turn to be on stage. Without using accompaniment, they sang “3 Jazzy Bell Carols.” Following the three carols, they got on the risers and sang “The First Noel.”
After the Troubadors performance, Concert Women’s Choir, Knight’s Chorus, and Knighingales joined them to create, the Knight Song Choir. With all their voices combined, they sang “Somewhere in My Memory.”
Shortly after they finished, Mossman Choir and Bayside Choir joined them to sing the “Holiday Sing Along,” which included, “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” “O Christmas Tree,” and “We Wish you a Merry Christmas,” making the whole audience sing.
Following the “Sing A-Longs,” the Village Choirs sang “Joy to the World (a Christmas Prayer).” This song included Soloists, Elena Mullen, Alaina Castillo, Chinara Verett, Julia Tuneberg, Rachel Magill and Maddie Baillio. Mossman Soloist, Alaina Castillo had to practice every day her solo as did all the other soloist.
Their voices combined filled the whole auditorium, ending the winter concert very strong and powerful.
Throughout the show, most of the songs used piano. The accompanist was Joy Tuneberg, who received flowers in appreciation for playing with the choirs at the end of the concert.
Because of the great performances, everybody went home with something; “A Gift of Songs.”