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Pleasant Valley Junior High Choirs Pack the House

Posted December 19th, 2016

Getting into the Holiday Spirit is pretty easy when you catch the show at Pleasant Valley Junior High.  On Thursday, December 15, 2016, more than 200 students performed in the PVJH Choir Department’s Winter Concert.

The program started with the 7th Grade Bass Choir.  Hearing a 7th Grade Choir of 50-plus young men is certainly a treat!  The gentlemen showed their versatility starting with “Hanukkah Song” and ending on a light note with “Little Saint Nick.”  The 7th Grade Treble Choir tackled tough literature, as well, including “No Golden Carriage” and an upbeat “Winter Wonderland.”  The Concert Chorale sang its traditional “Under the Winter Moon,” beautifully, considering they’d only rehearsed together five times!  A beautiful rendition of “The Lily and The Rose” showed off the angelic sounds of the 8th Grade Treble Choir.  The 8th Grade Mixed Choir ended the concert with a challenging version of “Sing We Now of Christmas” often heard sung by choirs much older than these musicians.

It’s been an exciting semester for the Choir Department at PVJH.  Both directors, Mr. Grau and Mrs. Thompson, have welcomed new babies to their respective families.  And because of that, they’ve had some extra help getting this concert together.  We not only thank Mr. Grau and Mrs. Thompson, but Mrs. Lyon and Mrs. Lannan who helped while the new parents enjoyed their time with their little ones.  And a particular thank you to Dr. Perry Mears.  Dr. Mears is new to the district this year and his experience and musicality is a true gift to the students of Pleasant Valley.

Check out the pictures and video below!

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