Author: Julie Johansen

The Huntington Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorus presented their annual Christmas concert Sunday evening. The concert was held at the Latter-day Saint Chapel on Main Street in Huntington. This would be their 29thth The year of the Christmas concerts, but the pandemic prevented them from playing for the last two years.

The director has always been Bryce Wilson and many of the male members have been singing together over the years. Edward Geary welcomed the audience and paid tribute to Wilson for his dedication. Jaclyn Jeffs then made the call.

The mixed men’s and women’s chorus opened with a traditional West Indian song, “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy,” arranged by Mack Wilberg. Next, after a “Nativity Medley”, “Candlelight Carol”. Both choirs continued, singing “It Didn’t Begin in the Manager” and “The First Noel”. Accompanists for the evening were Annette Cook, Marilee Cox and Angela Pulli, and all chorus numbers were conducted by Wilson.

Then Allee Sitterud came to the stand and sang “O Holy Night.” Accompanied by his grandparents were Bart Cox on harmonica and Marilee Cox on piano. Heidi Hill followed with a flute solo of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” for everyone. He was joined by Marilee Cox. Kendall Mortensen then began the narration as the choir sang a Christmas cantata, “Come to Bethlehem.”

Closing remarks were given by Geary. The choir then closed the evening with “The Lord Bless and Keep You” and a benediction by Jeff Guymon.