Voorhees Choir spreads Holiday Joy

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Voorhees Choir spreads Holiday Joy

December 10, 2017

The Voorhees College Choir recently presented “A Down Home Christmas Celebration,” on Dec. 6. in Massachusetts Hall.

This year’s theme was inspired by family traveling home to be with their loved ones and friends for the holidays. The program told the story of being stuck on campus for Christmas, but realizing home is where the heart is.

“The choir came together with some artistic ideas and focused on making their story come to life through song and dance. We take pride in every performance, but the holiday program is one of the most exciting events we do for the campus and community,” Choir Director Rachel Jones said. 

Jones and the choir added a more intimate flare by incorporating R&B and Soulful Gospel reeditions. The program featured skits: “Home for Christmas,” Christmas Party, What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas, and Silent Night.” Some of the carols included: “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “Who Would Imagine a King,” “Mary Had a Baby,” and “Jesus is The Reason for the Season.”

Senior choir member Ki Yonna Glover said this was her last holiday program and she wanted to finish strong. “This is the second year we have gone from traditional holiday concerts and done something different and creative. We set a Christmas scene throughout the auditorium that captured the audience’s attention,” Glover said.

President W. Franklin Evans mentioned that the choir members are one of the most visible student ambassadors for the institution. “Attending any performance by the Voorhees choir is guaranteed to make you feel inspired and spiritually encouraged. I am proud they represent our great institution.” Evans said.

The choir’s Christmas performance was the closeout to the Fall semester to get students in the holiday spirit after completing finals and preparing to head home for the holidays. A reception followed the program.

For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.