Nichole Hannahs

Holiday Concert Shows Talent

by Nichole Hannahs on December 5, 2009 at 10:51 am

The sweet sounds of holiday music fill the air at Secrest Auditorium Saturday night.

Around 455 high school students were bustling before Saturday’s Muskingum Valley Education Service Center’s Show which featured traditional Christmas tunes along with some old favorites like Jon Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Happy Christmas.

While the choirs did some last minute tune ups before the concert they kept the butterflies at bay.

"It kind of makes you nervous. You don’t exactly know who’s going to be there, how many’s going to be there," explained Karis French a choir member from Maysville. "You just keep on focusing on what your doing now, so you don’t get too freaked out."

Other choir members chimed in, "It’s a lot of rushing around. It’s been hot on stage."

As for memorizing the measures of music.

John Glenn Choir members Joey Holmes, Tyler Gaitors and Steven Kachilla say, "As long as you are just having fun. As long as you look at them and understand them. It’s easy. You half to study them."

Organizers are glad for the opportunity to have the kids share their talent with a full house.

"We don’t find enough opportunities for our boys and girls to use their creative skills and the fine art talents they’ve been richly blessed with in a venue they might not have had we not done this," said Superintendent of MVESC Dr. Richard Murray.

If you missed Saturday’s concert you can watch it on WHIZ-TV December 20th.