Joint concert rang in the holiday season

The SPSCC Choirs, Saint Martin’s University (SMU) Chorale, and the American Legion Band came together to present their “Ring in the Season!” concert on Dec. 4, 2013.

With approximately 75 singers onstage, this free of charge production, had over 500 people in the audience attending the one-night performance.

Kendall Yokuton, a SPSCC student and volunteer usher for the performance, said audiences were arriving an hour before the concert started.

Shortly before the concert began, all the auditorium seats were filled and people were forced to find standing room in the back.

When there was no standing room left, Lauren O’Neill, the Washington Center for the Performing Arts front of home manager, gave viewers the option of sitting in the lobby. Even out there, the choir voices could still be heard.

Alexis Joyce, SPSCC student, has been in the choir for two quarters now. She said one of her favorite parts about it is experiencing different voices.

This was Joyce’s second performance. She said it was challenging at times when doing a joint concert because it was difficult getting such a large group to stay on pitch.

Joyce said the SPSCC choirs have been working on this production since the beginning of fall quarter. She said they met up with the SMU Chorale three times to practice together.

Morgan Smith, SMU student, said he joined the SMU Chorale a semester ago because he has always loved to sing.

Smith said this two hour performance was one of the longest ones he had done before. He also said at times it was challenging getting everyone’s voices to blend together.

Molly McNamara, SPSCC director, and Darrell Born, SMU director, worked together to conduct the choir as they sang 11 holiday songs. Kevin Robertson, American Legion Band director, conducted the band as they played nine songs, some with the choir singing.

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One comment on “Joint concert rang in the holiday season
  1. I attended this concert. My first event as a student here at SPSCC and I enjoyed myself. The students staff did an amazing job delivering1 please keep up the good work.

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