Western Plains Children’s Choirs Christmas Concert coming up

Submitted Photo Choir in the Spring doing “A World in Harmony – Benefit for Haiti” concert.

On Sunday, the Western Plains Children’s Choirs will put on its Christmas concert for all to hear.

Western Plains Children’s Choir is made up of separate choirs: Western Plains Youth Ensemble, Western Plains Children’s Choir, and Western Plains Youth Choir. The three allow students grades three through twelve to participate in a choir. Between all three there are around 135 children involved.

For their Christmas concert, they will be singing a variety of songs, such as “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “Away in a Manger,” “Carol of the Bells,” and many more. They will also be accompanied by guest instrumentalists William Schilling, Nikisa Gentry, Jonathan Clark and Nina Coster, for their final song. These guests will add two violins, a violist, and a cellist to the sound of the voices of the choir. All the guest instrumentalists are either MSU music alumni or are current MSU music majors, keeping local talent involved.

The show is free and open to the community. They will hold a free-will donation to help support the Sandy Starr Scholarship fund and the Western Plains Junior Choir’s trip to the NDACDA convention in February.

The Sandy Starr Scholarship is named after the original director of the Western Plains Children’s Choir and a member of the community here in Minot. It provides half scholarships for members who need financial support with tuition.