VIDEO: Perry choirs offer sweet sounds of season at Winter Concert

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The Perry Select Choir are joined by members of the Concert Choir and two percussionists from the Perry Middle School for "Peace on Earth ... and lots of little crickets" during Monday's Winter Concert at the Perry Performing Arts Center.

Six different combinations of vocalists from Perry grades 6-12 entertained a large crowd Monday at the Perry Performing Arts Center with their Winter Concert.

Under the direction of Perry grade 6-12 vocal music instructor Jenn Nelson and accompanied by PHS instrumental music instructor Brandon Weeks on piano, the Select Choir, Sixth Grade Choir, Seventh and Eighth Grade Choir, Chorale and Concert Choir performed a delightful series of seasonal numbers. The concert ended with all vocalists combining to off the vocal piece “Let Music Surround You.”

The PHS Select Choir opened the evening’s entertainment with the popular carol “The Christmas Song.” They were joined by members of the Concert Choir and a pair of middle school percussionists for “Peace on Eart … and lots of little crickets.”

The Perry Sixth Grade Choir sang "A Winter Carol" and "Sleigh Ride."
The Perry Sixth Grade Choir sang “A Winter Carol” and “Sleigh Ride.”

The Sixth Grade Choir offered “A Winter Carol” and “Sleigh Ride” with the Seventh and Eighth Grade Choir singing “Tiny King” and “Ordinary Miracle.”

The PHS Chorale began their three-piece set with “Velvet Shoes” and followed with “Were You There On That Christmas Night” before capping their performance by singing an arrangement of “Gloria Deo!” in the traditional Latin.

“Festival Alleluia” and “My Favorite Things” opened the three-piece songfest from the PHS Concert Choir. The group ended with “The Little Drummer Boy.”

The audience was given one final treat, as the grade 6-8 choirs — standing at the rear of the auditorium — sang with the Concert Choir (on the stage) for a wonderful rendition of “Let Music Surround You.”

The next public performances for the Middle School and High School Choirs will be “Jukebox 2016” which will be held in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 13.

More photos, and several videos from the concert, can be found below:

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