Smith-Cotton Winter Vocal Music Concert Celebrates Christmas
Smith-Cotton High School's vocal music groups offered "A Christmas Celebration," the annual winter concert, on Dec. 13 in the Heckart Performing Arts Center.
The evening included performances by S-C's show choirs, Acapella choir and mixed chorus, as well as the new Smith-Cotton Men's Choir. As is tradition, the show ended with current vocal music students and S-C alumni combining as a festival choir to perform Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.
The vocal music program is under the direction of Anna Wooderson.
Winter Vocal 1: Cabaret show choir members Lacey Lancaster, left, and Cheyenne Statler, center, support soloist Madison Lamb on the opening of "All I Want for Christmas is You" as part of the Smith-Cotton Vocal Music Department's concert "A Christmas Celebration" Dec. 13 in the Heckart Performing Arts Center.
Winter Vocal 2: Senior Avery Mather performs the solo on "What Child Is This?" with the S-C Acapella choir. Mather is a Missouri All-State Choir first alternate.
Winter Vocal 4: Jacob Carver dares to taste the concoction he created with Chandler Gray, left, and Dalton Shepard, center, during the Acapella choir's performance of "Fruitcake." The trio mixed raw eggs, flour, assorted candies and spices in the bowl to the amusement of the audience.
Winter Vocal 5: Smith-Cotton vocal music alumni Paul Beard, left, and Chris Young join in singing the Hallelujah Chorus to close the concert.
Winter Vocal 17: Morgan Westphal, top, Alyson Brock, middle, and Mackenzie White sing "O, Come All Ye Faithful" with the New Score Singers.