WHS singers in choral program

Staff report

The Wauseon High School A Cappella Choir will take their holiday spirit and join with three other high schools at Holiday Choral Festival at Defiance High School’s Community Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The 3 p.m. concert will feature music of the holiday season. Participating groups include the Wauseon High School A Cappella Choir under the direction of Angelica Dunsavage; the Fairview High School Choir under the direction of Joe Woodring; the Van Buren High School Varsity Choir under the direction of James Vaughn; and the Defiance High School A Cappella Choir, directed by Eric West.

Each choir will perform a several selections on their own, then all the choirs will process to the stage singing “Silent Night.” Once assembled on the stage, the combined choir will perform four songs, each one conducted by one of the high school mentors. The combined ensemble will have nearly 185 voices on stage.

Each school will also have a small ensemble featured in-between the large choirs. Featured songs will include favorites such as “O Holy Night,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Good King Wenceslas,” and “Deck the Halls.”

“It’s an amazing event,” said West. “I feel that northwest Ohio is blessed with some great music educators and performing ensembles, and this is a way for all of us to share in the music making. The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to show our students and the community how wonderful working together can be. And the music is going to be fantastic.”

Tickets for the concert are $5, and are available at the door.

Staff report