The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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December 17, 2012

Pittsburg instrumental, vocal programs merge for holiday performance

PITTSBURG, Kan. — For the first time, the instrumental and vocal programs at Pittsburg High School are collaborating for a Christmas concert as a gift to the community. It will be the largest performance to date on the PHS stage, according to high school officials.

In turn, the directors are encouraging the community to participate in a silent auction as a gift back to the school; it is planned as a fundraiser for a major overhaul to the school’s auditorium.

“Holiday Vespers” will be presented Wednesday and Thursday, with 165 students in PHS Encore and PHS Band-Orchestra slated to perform the works of John Rutter, Peter Tchaikovsky, and G.F. Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus.”

“It’s a collaboration that is long overdue,” said instrumental music teacher Cooper Neil.

The festivities begin at 6:30 with caroling in the PHS Commons by Girl's Glee and the PHS Strings Ensemble. Refreshments will be served, along with the silent auction and raffle. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

The high school is located at 1978 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg.

The Pittsburg High school “Holiday Vesters” event is free to the public.


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