High school, middle school to hold winter concerts ... with a twist

NORWICH – The Norwich middle and high schools will hold their respective annual winter concerts this week and – in a new twist – both music departments are hoping to get the crowd involved this year.

The NHS and NMS Winter Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday, respectively, in the high school auditorium, and both will feature an audience sing-a-long as the grand finale, according to NHS Vocal Music Teacher Mary Mayo.

“Audience members have commented over the years how much they enjoy our finale medleys,” said Mayo, who added that allowing the audience a chance to participate was an easy decision. “This one will be packed full of well-known Christmas carols.”

The high school program will open with a Mayo-led Treble Choir performance – accompanied by Robert Oehme – with an arrangement of “Song for World Peace” that will also incorporate the Catholic “Dona Nobis Pacem” and Hindu “Lead Us From Death.”

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