By: Brendan Sheehan
With the holidays just around the corner, Elizabethtown Area High School’s music department is preparing for the annual holiday concert. The chorus, band, and orchestra will perform a holly and quite jolly compilation of musical selections to ring in the season.
Rich Winey, the director of the orchestra at EAHS, says that the concert will feature a “variety of different moods, mostly striking emotions of nostalgia, celebration and reflection.” Dana Baxter, director of the chorus program, claims that her pieces “will not have any particular theme, rather [the set is] composed of pieces that really speak to me.” We can expect the classic pieces the high school performs every year, including O’ Holy Night sung by the chorus, a traditional Hanukkah piece presented by the band, and others across the board.
“In some small way, I hope the concert reminds people of the genuine feeling of the holidays,” Winey reflected, “not the so-commercialized version we are forced with today.” The concert will be held in the high school auditorium on December 12, at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.