Delta College Choirs perform at Winter Holiday Concert

By Michael Piwowarski, photojournalist.

UNIVERSITY CENTER – At the end of another busy fall semester, the Choirs of Delta College performed a set of Christmas songs and carols at the annual Winter Holiday Concert Dec. 16, 2017 in the Delta College lecture theater.

The Delta College Choirs consist of three groups – the Chorale, the Chamber Choir, and the Jazz Singers – and are directed by Dr. Timothy Hendrickson. Two of them are auditioned, while the Chorale is open to any student or faculty.

Some choir members participate in multiple ensembles, while others are only part of one, as Hendrickson stated during the event. According to him,  this was the first time that they have held a concert like this, with all choral personnel on stage.

“What makes this really special is that we rehearsed only once every week, and I think it’s pretty fantastic that they are able to come up with the quality of literature that they sing,” said Hendrickson. “We are very fortunate to have such talented individuals.”

The combined choirs performed several pieces together, including “Still, Still, Still,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Silent Night.” There were also several songs performed for the audience to sing along to, like “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Deck the Halls.”

“Being in the choir is pretty fun,” says Jason Peters of the Delta College Chorale, of which he has been a member for three semesters. “Dr. Hendrickson is a blast. He is very comedic and sarcastic, which are good teacher’s traits.”

The Delta College Choirs can be followed on their Facebook page Delta College Choirs to see the latest group updates, including upcoming performances.

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