Meghan Stecker '16 | Choir Council President
Hello and season’s greetings!
As we approach our upcoming Holiday Choir Concert, my fellow seniors and I have been preparing vigorously for our futures. Along with that, we have also realized that our days of high school are dwindling― as are our days in choir at Kimberly High School. It’s amazing to me that something I’ve been doing for so long is almost over. Although I am excitedly anticipating my future, I know I am also really going to miss my friends in choir and performing such beautiful music with them at the level we do.
This anecdotal story does have a point; especially during the holiday season, we need to appreciate the great things while we are experiencing them and we need to realize the important people in our lives. In our society today, there is a focus on possessions and achievement, making it especially important to direct our thoughts toward the truly important things― friends and family. If you get anything from this post, get that. Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and spend time with them if you can.
Because our concert is earlier than usual this year and our repertoire is particularly challenging, we have been working strenuously to prepare a great concert for you. Concert Choir will be performing three contrasting pieces: “Wassail Song”― a complicated arrangement of an English carol, “Lux Aurumque”― a piece that depicts the light of the birth of Christ, and “The First Noel”― a beautiful interpretation of the familiar Christmas carol. Though these pieces contrast greatly, they share similarities in that they are incredibly difficult, but equally beautiful. In fact, each choir on the program has worked extremely hard to prepare an absolutely magnificent concert.
I am so proud to be a part of the Kimberly Choirs and I hope that you all will come to the KHS auditorium on December 7 at 7:00 pm so we can share our music with you!