Winter concert Thursday at FHS
Fairfield High School music department will present the 10th through 12th-Grade Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the FHS Auditorium.
The concert will present music groups from both band and choir.
The concert will begin with the 10th- through 12th-Grade Concert Band. This group will perform four selections: “Jingle Bells “(a fantasia), “Go Tell It On The Mountain” (Forest Miller, trumpet solo), “The Ukrainian Christmas Carol” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Makena Dettmann, trumpet solo). This portion also will feature a brass quintet performing “Traditional Christmas Fare.” The Quintet members are: Forest Miller and Makena Dettman on trumpet, Claudia Sloat on trombone, Benjamin Boender on euphonium, and Coren Hucke on percussion Forest Miller also will sing “O, Holy Night,” with Coren Hucke accompanying him on the piano.
The Fairfield Brass And Electric Jazz Band will follow next with two jazz songs: “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland.” Soloists for the songs are Ashley Henkel on tenor saxophone, Makena Dettmann on trumpet and Mitch Goudy on bass guitar.
The Vocal Ensembles will begin with GYZ performing “Crazy Sleigh.”
Then GRLZ will be performing “Taylor, The Latte Boy.”
The Raw Notes will sing the Nora Jones song “I Don’t Know Why.” and the ensemble session will conclude with Jazz Ex performing “All of Me.”
The choral section of the show opens with the Combo Choir and Vox performing “Arise, Your Light Has Come,” with a brass and percussion ensemble. Combo Choir will take over with a journey to the rain forest in “Tres Cantos Nativos dos Indios Krau,” Ola Gjeilo’s “The Ground” and Byron Smith’s “Shout Glory,” featuring Eden Bell, Kenneth Boughner, Laura Clemons Fallyn Garrison, Cara Johnson, Lauryn Miller, Madison Nelson and Duncan Phipps.
Vox will then take the stage singing Lars Jennson’s “To the Mothers in Brazil: Salve Regina,” Palestrina’s “Adoramus Te” conducted by Wyatt Andersen, “Prayer” by Rene Clausen and the King Singers’ version of “Jingle Bells.”
To close the concert, audience members will be invited onto the stage for the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.”
Tickets for the concert will be $5 for adults and $3 for students, with all activities passes accepted.