Holiday Harmonies

LCHS Band and Choir Christmas Concert
Holiday Harmonies

The Winter Concert was a blast and was a beautiful performance from the band and all the choirs. It was Monday, December 11 at First Baptist Church of Lenoir City. The band was the first group to perform. They played the songs:Angels in the Moonlight”, “Celtic Carol, White Winter Hymnal”,Grown Up Christmas List“,Benediction“, andA Van William’s Christmas”. “Angels in the Moonlightwas a special percussion performance,White Winter Hymnal” was a special flute trio, and “Benedictionwas a special saxophone quintet.

Jaiden Hutto (11) was a piccoloist and flutist in the band’s concert. She was a part of the flute trio. She prepared for the concert beforehand by going over her music and preparing herself.

“I practiced [all my sheets of music], and I mentally challenged myself to prepare for the amount of people and pieces,” Hutto said. 

Hutto stayed and watched the choir concert as well. She had favorite parts from both the band and choir concerts. She enjoyed all the special features the band had and the big get-together of all the choirs.

“[My favorite song was] ‘Celtic Carol’. I liked the amount of solos people had in the band concert; all the disrupted parts. [My favorite part of the whole experience was] at the end of the choir concert when everyone joined in [to sing ‘O’Holy Night’],” Hutto said. 

After the band concert, the choir segment began. First, was the men’s choir. They sang the pieces: “Masters in This Hall”, “Adeste Fidelis”, and “Bethelehemu”. Next, was the women’s chorus. Their pieces were: “Go Tell It On the Mountain”, “A Star Shines Bright”, and “Jingle All the Ways”. Lastly, were the Singers. Their songs were: “A Van Williams’ Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “Breath of Heaven”, “Sing Me Now Christmas”, “White Christmas”, “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”, and “O’Holy Night”. “Silent Night” included sign language with their singing of the classic. “O’Holy Night” was also special because all the alumni and chorus members joined the Singers version of the song.

Aubree Jones (10) is a part of Singers. This is her first year in Singers, and she loves the family-like embodiment the group holds. She prepared for the concert by putting in the effort during class with her friends. It allows her to understand the songs she is singing better. 

“It’s important to invest effort into the learning process. By continuing to work every day in class, we were able to ask questions like why we were singing the songs instead of just how we were singing them,” Jones said.

Jones loved how the concert allowed bonding between each individual. Her favorite part was the feeling after the entire concert was complete. 

“My favorite [song] was ‘White Christmas’. [The concert] was an enjoyable experience. It’s always a unique way of bonding when you have put in effort for so long. My favorite moment was the moment after we finished the last song,” Jones said. 

The Winter Concert was amazing as a whole from both groups. Make sure you come to the Spring Concert to see the two groups perform again!

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