Choir Performs in Area Hospitals and More


The choir sings at the play performance.

Carolyn Hardin, Page Editor: Opinion

On Thursday, December 11th, the high school choir performed their holiday pieces at the Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center, the Hulston Cancer Center, the Greene County Courthouse, and at Drury University. The choir sang: “Winter Wonders,” “Christmas…In About 3 Minutes,” “Night of Silence,” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”

Audra Dierksen, Middle School and High School vocal music teacher, said that she was very happy with how well the choir performed, and was also excited that the choir was able to share their music with others. “After we sang at the Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center, one of the family members of a patient came up to me and said, “Thank you for coming and singing for us today, I know it meant a lot to my aunt,” Dierksen shared about the impact and effect it had on some of the people the choir had sung for.

During the holiday season, many patients at centers such as Chub O’Reilly and Hulston don’t get the opportunity to spend time with their families, much less be encouraged to get into the Christmas spirit. “I really enjoyed caroling for the people at the cancer centers because I know many of them are going through tough times and I was glad to be able to put smiles on their faces,” sophomore choir member Jjay Risner shared of his experience singing at the Chub O’Reilly and Hulston Centers.  By caroling at these cancer centers, the choir was able to help put others in a somewhat better mood and give them the chance to enjoy the Christmas season.

The choir also performed at Drury University and the Greene County Courthouse, where people stopped to watch the choir. “It was a new experience…I felt amazing because I was helping others get into the Christmas spirit,” sophomore choir member Hannah Faulk said about her experience of caroling.