St. Lawrence School students will present their annual Christmas program on Wednesday, December 15. Everyone is invited to attend the afternoon performance at 1:30 p.m. or the evening performance at 7 p.m. Volunteer students will offer a prelude to the main program. The fourth graders will begin the program with a piece that features recorders. Fifth grade students will incorporate tone chimes, and the sixth graders will use chimes during their musical selections.
The preschoolers and kindergarteners plan to sing “Mary Had a Baby,” “Happy Birthday, Jesus,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” First and second graders will sing “Joy to the World,” “Bright Shining Star,” and “Children Go Where I Send Thee.” Several soloists will also be highlighted. Students in third through sixth grade will present the Christmas musical Carriers of the Light. Playing the part of angels will be: Addison Brown, Brooke Hendricks, Macie Van Lith, and Raina Untalan. The roles of Mary and Joseph will be played by Kara Fonder and Keaton Johnson. Shepherds will be Nathan Kelly and Harper Wendland. Wise men will be Will Muellenbach, Tate Pew, and Rylan Wendland. King Herod will be played by Andrew Karels. Animals in the stable will be portrayed by Ivan Henrich (owl), Brayden Homan (cow), and Ivy Untalan (sheep).
The audience will also be invited to sing along to “Go Tell It On the Mountain.” In addition to the songs from the musical, fifth and sixth grade girls will sing “A Lullaby Alleluia.” The finale will be the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.
Elizabeth Schulte, music instructor at St. Lawrence School, says, “As we celebrate Christ’s first coming, Handel’s powerful masterpiece reminds us to also look forward to Christ’s second coming, when ‘He shall reign forever and ever.’”
Photo: back row, left to right, Addison Brown, Rylan Wendland, Will Muellenbach, Tate Pew and Brooke Hendricks
middle row, Macie Van Lith, Kara Fonder, Keaton Johnson and Raina Untalan. Front, Andrew Karels