Grades 7-12 present “Christmas Memories”
Music filled the West Lyon Community School elementary gym Monday, Dec. 3, when various vocal groups composed of junior high and high school students presented the annual Christmas concert under the direction of director, Kent Knudson.
Getting everyone into the holiday mood was the opening number, “Winter Wonderland,” performed by the Wildcat Jazz Choir.
Next to perform was the Junior High Choir which sang “Christmas Magic in the Air,” “ Christmas Garland” and “Make Your Season Bright.” Their final number was the toe-tapping “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
The Women’s Choir followed with the songs “Sing to Him a Song of Love,” “Carols Three,” “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song) and “My Memory.” The group was accompanied by Cari Moser and Miranda Metzger. At the keyboard during the final number was Addie Meyer.
Despite the lack of snow, the Wildcat Junior High Choir had the audience picturing a horse and a sleigh “dashing through the snow” as they performed the familiar “Jingle Bells.”
Closing out the evening’s performance was the Mixed Choir. The group sang “Joy to the World” accompanied by Kendra Mogler; “Three Songs for Christmas” with a solo by Tate Kellenberger and accompanied by Miranda Metzger; “What You Gonna Call Yo’ Pretty Little Baby” with soloists, Virgil Potter, Mackenzie Ball, Cassidy Koedam and Christian Bouwman, and accompanist, Cari Moser, and “I Saw a Star” with soloists Cassidy Koedam, Christian Bouwman and Weston Knobloch.
The finale was the annual singing of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from “The Messiah.” For the singing of this song, members of the audience were invited to come forward and join the choir in singing the song. Many members of the audience were choir members themselves when in high school and enjoy the opportunity to again experience singing this song with a large group. The added voices also lend an even more joyful exultation to the performance.