THS choirs perform winter songs at the Holiday Choral Concert

THS choirs perform winter songs at the Holiday Choral Concert

By Rebecca Ramirez, staff writer

Seats of the auditorium were filled as the Tigard High choir program celebrated the holiday season with the “Winter Song” holiday choral concert.

The evening began with Treble Choir, introduced by emcees junior Jezeth Zaragoza and senior Harrison Herzog. Treble Choir performed three songs including “S’vivon” by Valerie Shields and “In Winter” by Victor C. Johnson. During the song “May You Always Have a Song” by Albrecht and Althouse, Maiah Goodell and Selena Stanley performed solos.

The first solo performance of the night was Herzog, who sang “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” by Walter Kent. Other soloists were senior Tyler Griggs, sophomore Alicia Schmidt, and junior Sarah Wallace. Zaragoza and junior Everett Dalton performed a duet to “Silver Bells” by Livingston & Evans. The two song as Dalton played the guitar. The last special performance of the night was a duet to “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles, performed by junior Elizabeth Irving and senior Amanda Uhl.

Concert Choir took the stage last and performed five songs, including “Bell Carol of the Kings” arranged by Philip Kern and “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind” by John Rutter, which features a poem by William Shakespeare. The finale song was “Shalom, Pacem, Peace” by Ruth Elaine Schram, which all choirs sang. While Concert Choir was on stage, all other choirs stood in the auditorium seats facing the audience while singing. This piece was accompanied by Tigard alumni  Hasan Abualhaj on the cello, Jackie Miclau on the piano, and Tigard students Jacob Lee on the oboe and Tianna Coburn on the violin.

“Peace to all of you,” choral director Sue Hale said, closing the night. “This performance touched my heart.”