PPJ/SHS choirs return for annual holiday concert


By Beth Sergent - bsergent@civitasmedia.com



Members of the Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School choirs will present their annual Christmas concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Wedge Auditorium. Pictured is PPJ/SHS Choir Director Crystal Hendricks with her students at the PPHS homecoming festivities this fall.


POINT PLEASANT — Members of the Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School choirs will present their annual Christmas concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Wedge Auditorium.

According to PPJ/SHS Choir Director Crystal Hendricks, the concert will feature performances by members of the junior high and high school choirs and vocal ensembles. Then, all 225 choir members will combine for seven songs.

The concert is expected to last an hour and feature songs like “Mary Did You Know” by Pentatonix, as well as traditional songs. Hendricks also promised “fun songs” like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The show will end on what has become a tradition, “Hallelujah Christmas.”

“The concert will provide both secular and sacred songs with some very emotional moments,” Hendricks said. “It will also feature a live band and some special lighting and video.”

In addition to providing the audience with a show, the concerts gives back to the community and this is the second year that a donation will be collected at the door to benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program. The program is organized by law enforcement officers who “shop” with children at Christmas, allowing deserving but disadvantaged kids a chance to shop for themselves and their families at Christmas. Locally, the Mason County Deputy Sheriff’s Association heads up this effort.

“Last year’s concert brought in over $1,000 for this organization,” Hendricks said. “The kids at PPJ/SHS feel that the meaning of Christmas is to give to others and this is a great way.”

The choir program at PPJ/SHS has continued to grow over the last few years, with the return of the program in a big way, including annual concerts, choir trips and sending choir students to state competitions.

Members of the Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School choirs will present their annual Christmas concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Wedge Auditorium. Pictured is PPJ/SHS Choir Director Crystal Hendricks with her students at the PPHS homecoming festivities this fall.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2016/12/web1_12.2-PPR-Choir-1.jpgMembers of the Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School choirs will present their annual Christmas concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Wedge Auditorium. Pictured is PPJ/SHS Choir Director Crystal Hendricks with her students at the PPHS homecoming festivities this fall.

By Beth Sergent

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