Christmas and New Year’s Day have passed, but winter is still only two weeks old, so Mohave High School’s choirs will present two delayed, socially-distanced winter choir concerts on Friday, January 8.
The concerts at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Mohave High auditorium are free, but donations benefiting the concert choir program will be accepted. Admittance will be limited to allow proper spacing.
The concerts were rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions and safeguards, and will still include some holiday-themed songs.
Making it unique is that technology will allow choir students who have been in the digital classroom this school year to participate with those who are on stage.
Songs include classics such as White Christmas (Irving Berlin), Please Come Home for Christmas (Charles Brown and Gene Redd), Mele Kalikimaka (R. Alex Anderson) and Away in a Manger. Reimagined versions of Veni Veni Emmanuel (O Come, O Come Emmanuel) and Ubi Caritas et Amor (Where Charity and Love Are) are at one end of the concert spectrum; an arrangement of a song by rapper Kanye West is at the other.
“These students have overcome all sorts of challenges to get to this point, and I am so proud of them,” said Mohave choir director Cameron Pruett.
Admittance is first-come, first-served for both performances. There are no advance tickets.
Mohave High School’s primary goal is to encourage and inspire everyone to do his or her best. Our Mohave Renaissance Program encourages, recognizes, and rewards excellent performance by students and staff. We are very proud of our student body, and this program will translate that pride into meaningful, tangible rewards for those that improve and excel.