The Wilson Wildcats honor choir will perform Friday, Dec. 1 at Norman Public Library’s annual Holiday Open House, located at 225 N. Webster in downtown Norman.
The free event, which will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., will feature performances from the McFarland Bell Choir, Wilson honor choir, and the Norman Singers. In addition, crafts for both children and adults will be available as well as refreshments and a green screen photo opportunity.
“It’s a really great thing for our families,” music teacher Sarah Bishop said. “This is our third year and we really like it.”
Bishop said the honor choir, a non-auditioned group of volunteers , has about 40 fourth and fifth grade members this year.
First time participant Zack Drew, a fourth grader, said he became interested in singing while attending church camp.
“I can’t wait to sing with my friends and see how we do,” he said of the upcoming performance.
Songs being performed include “Meanx Lullaby,” “I Love a Piano,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and a French piece titled “J’entends le Moulin.”
“I love that we get to sing in French,” fifth grader Miranda Price said. “It’s a little hard until you get the pronunciation down.”
“Mrs. Bishop is such a good teacher that it’s not so hard,” fifth grader Brylee Kanzenbach added.
Sisters Lacie and Lanie Jay, fifth grade, said they are most excited about performing solos.
In addition to the Holiday Open house, the choir will be taking a tour to the JD McCarty Center as well as the Full Circle Adult Day Center on Wednesday, Dec. 6 to help spread holiday cheer.
Bishop said her favorite thing about honor choir is seeing her students sing in two parts.
“I love seeing my students sing musically with artistry and teaching them that setting long term goals and working towards them is something that is possible.”