Community Choir presents concert

| December 8, 2014

079COSHOCTON – The Coshocton High School auditorium was nearly filled to capacity on Sunday, Dec. 7 as the Coshocton Community Choir gave its annual Christmas concert. Entitled, “Tidings of Peace”, the concert featured familiar musical selections such as “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, “Away in a Manger”, and “O Holy Night” as well as lesser-known sacred carols, and ended with the choir’s traditional Christmas concert finale, “Stay With Us”.

“The choir is wonderful,” said three-year member of the Community Choir, Debbie Adams from West Lafayette. “Mr. Snyder is an amazing man. It’s a family for me. It’s been very therapeutic for me because I joined after a personal tragedy in my life, so it’s been very therapeutic.”

Unfortunately, Snyder had a small tragedy as well. Those who have attended the Community Choir concerts in past years missed a very familiar face on stage. Snyder, conductor of the choir, was unable to attend the concert due to a fall he had just before Thanksgiving. Directing the concert was Jennifer Sper, soprano section leader of the Community Choir and choral music specialist at Stanton’s Sheet Music in Columbus.

“The choir is a family,” said Meghann Shalosky of Plainfield who is in her second year and was also a four-year member of the Youth Chorale. “Even though we all love to sing, it’s not about singing. It’s about spreading the love of Jesus. After Mr. Snyder broke his ankle, it’s been amazing to see how we’ve all pulled together to make this happen. We know he’s here with us in spirit.”

Upcoming events for the choir include Many Voices, One Song, a winter pops concert with Encore! Honors Choir on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. and Day by Day, spring concert on Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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