Thursday, December 21, 2023

Sounds of the season

The traditional Noon Rotary Club Holiday Concert took place at the Plymouth Community Center last week in front of nearly 300 guests. More than 60 students from the vocal and orchestral music programs at the Plymouth Community Educational Park performed songs and instrumental favorites of the season. Vocal presentations were under the direction of Jennifer Neumann while Michael Edwards conducted the orchestra musicians. A special rendition of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus was under the direction of guest conductor John Stewart. Stewart reminded the audience that the music programs had been rebuilt at the schools by Newmann and Edwards following COVID and explained that the performance was of a quality far beyond the high-school level.
"There is nothing like this anywhere," Stewart said of the young performers and music program in the schools. The students, and Stewart, received a standing ovation from the audience which included members of the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees, Superintendent of Plymouth Canton Schools Monica Merrit and several other local and school officials. Photos by Pamela J. Hall.