SEYMOUR – Lights glittered and voices rang out during the recent Seymour High School choral concert.
The event, which took place Dec. 11 at the school, was combined with a chili supper and silent auction to raise funds for the Concert Choir’s upcoming trip to Disney Honor Festival, where members will perform in March 2009.
After a rigorous audition process, the choir was one of six accepted to perform at the prestigious festival.
The evening also brought in money for the Judy Wade Scholarship, which is awarded to a senior who is going to major in vocal music. So far, more than $12,000 has been awarded to Seymour students through the scholarship.
Popular songs at the concert included Jingle Bells, Christmas Chopsticks and an African Noel, while classical songs featured Personent Hodie and O Magnum Mysterium.
Choral Director Jean Burkhart said the chili supper brought in $300, and the silent auction earned between $20 to $90 for each student. She said $500 came in for the Judy Wade Scholarship.
"I am pleased with what we made, particularly with the scholarship," Burkhart said. "Usually, we charge for the concert. I didn't think we would get this much for the scholarship since we were only asking for donations."... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.