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MHS choirs host Joyful Wishes Holiday Concert

Photo of the MHS Choir during the Holiday Concert.


Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | Meridian, MS


The Meridian High School Choirs presented “Joyful Wishes” for their holiday concert on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the Meridian High School Auditorium.

The evening featured performances by the Freshmen Singers, Advanced Women Ensemble, Concert Choir, and the combined MHS Choirs.

The Freshmen Singers began the night by singing “Welcome Christmas”, arranged by Andy Beck, and “On This Still Silent Night”, arranged by Laura Farnell.

The Advanced Women Ensemble performed next with a trio of songs, starting with “O Holy Night”, arranged by Philip Lebass, followed by “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”, arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram, and ended with “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy”, arranged by Jeff Funk.

The Concert Choir performed next, singing “Carol of the Bells”, arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky, “Please Come Home for Christmas” arranged by Jay Althouse, and closed with “Hallelujah from Messiah” arranged by G.F. Handel.

The evening concluded with a performance of “Rejoice: How Great Our Joy” arranged by Michael McElroy.

Members of the MHS Choirs are:

Freshmen Singers: Aaliyah Martinez, Alex Chavez, Ambreah Scott, Aniya Lynch, Carson Willis, Chelsea Hunter, Courtnee Lanier, Danielle Spinks, Destiny Rogers, Diamond Williams, Elizabeth Browning, Ja’Nila Bohannon, Jamar Gale, Karmen Ramirez, Kaylen Landrum, Kiara Simpson, Kyai Truitt, Kyara Warren, Laila Johnson, Layla Griffin, Leola Bell, Maliyah Williams, Markeysha Jefferies, Micha Murray, Rubi Ruiz, Sha’Tyra Foster, Zakeela Portis

Concert Choir: Aaron Walker, Akeriya Canady, Angel Neal, Barraka Bland, Blissany Bigbee, Breanna Conner, Carlos Bell, Char’Tayvious Edwards, Christopher White, Desiray Coffie, Dewaylann Chism, Dinah Pollard, Ethan Beard, Hayden Dawkins, Isiah Ott, Ja’Mya King, Eden Mosley, Jakayla Lanier, Jakira Hare, JaQuarius Griffin, Ja’Tavun Miller, Jayda, Conner, Johnathan Dunnigan, Jonathan Scarbrough, Kerri Williams, Linette Osuna, Margarita Gonzales, Marquavious Kennedy, Martiell Luma, My’Precious Moss, Patrick Baylor, Renesia Lewis, Richardae Williams, Sanjaya Miles, Tavares Chaney, Tianna Ward, Tristan Heidelberg, Tristin Sumrall

Advanced Treble: Alexxia May, Ariana Brown, Ayanna Holman, Brianna Smith, Brooke Colucci, Charlissa Moore, Danetra Thomas, Dankira Holiday, Diamond Thompson, Eileicia Brown, Ieshia Ott, Ja’Myiah Thigpen, Jenai Payne, Kameisha Houston, Kierra Batiste, La’ Shayla Thomas, Michelle Terry, Takayla Thomas, Tiara O’Field, Valensia Hill, Zykiria Williams, and Zi’Yunna Griffin

The MHS Choirs are under the direction of Alanna Burns and Sabina Ivy.

MHS Choir debuts new choir robes

During the performance, the MHS choir debuted new choir robes. The choir would like to thank Dr. Carter, Dr. Trussell, and Mrs. McQuarley for helping them get their new robes. 

Members of the MHS Choir in their new choir robes.