Taylor music department presents “Sing Noel”
By Danielle Barnes | Echo
The spirit of Christmas is finally here and it’s quite contagious. You can hear students humming Christmas ditties in every line of the DC. Festive decorations permeate Taylor’s campus. No one’s building a snowman just yet, but the halls are decked with boughs of holly.
To help welcome back the holiday season, the music department is hosting its annual “Sing Noel” concert. The concert centers around John 3:16 and the theme Christmas around the world.
The department has been busily preparing for this concert, practicing countless hours a week. This year, the performance will be held in Euler Atrium due to the renovation of Rediger Chapel Auditorium.
Music professor and director of choral ensembles JoAnn Rediger is happy to work with the change of venue for this year’s concert.
“We’re taking a situation and making the best out of it,” Rediger said.
Rediger believes that performing in Euler is a good change and will showcase students’ talents in a fresh way.
“The building is like a cathedral,” she said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun making music in that space. We think it’s going to be a really wonderful change.”
The song list will demonstrate a lot of diversity but still bring back old familiar Christmas melodies like “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Joy to the World.” The performances will be mostly a capella and will include congregational singing. Students will be performing in Latin, Swahili and Greek.
Senior Edward Moss, a member of Taylor Chorale, is excited to experiment with new styles of music and leave an impact on the audience.
“I hope we’re able to illustrate the beauty of Christ’s birth and remind people of his divinity,” Moss said. “I hope our audience will leave with a stronger connection to their creator that they didn’t have before.”
The concert will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Euler Science Complex with no admission charged. It will also include a reception that students and family are invited to attend.