Chorus to welcome Christmas at Winter Concert

Chorus will be having its annual Winter Concert on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

“We will be starting off with ‘Welcome Christmas’ from Dr. Seuss’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’,” Director Amy Davis said. “The chorus members will be holding hands in a circle around the audience. It’s going to be really nice.”

After “Welcome Christmas,” the middle-school and women’s choirs will be performing joint pieces, then each gets an individual song. Then, chamber and men’s choir will combine to sing “What Child is This” and “Silent Night.” After Chamber sings two individual songs, all of the choirs will sing an African piece called “Bonse Aba.”

According to freshman Jimmy Wood, several components dictate the preparation put into the concert.

“This is my third year is West Shore chorus,” Wood said. “In my experience, it’s a lot of rehearsal time and individual memorization mixed together. We also have to have group rehearsals with other classes for combined songs, and a final dress rehearsal.”

The concert will be held at the school auditorium, as opposed to the Eau Gallie High School auditorium where it has been held in recent years. This is due to their rehearsal for their upcoming Prism concert, according to Davis.

“We have performed at Eau Gallie for the past several winter and spring concerts, so this year will be different,” Davis said. “Our auditorium is smaller, however this will allow us to really get into ‘Welcome Christmas.’ Since there are no microphones, this will also encourage our singers to give more, which will pull it together nicely.”

By Hannah Kent