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DHS to present holiday concert

The Dickinson High School Music Department is presenting a winter holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in the Dickinson State University Dorothy Stickney Auditorium.

The Dickinson High School Music Department is presenting a winter holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in the Dickinson State University Dorothy Stickney Auditorium.

The concert features two high school bands and three high school choirs.

The swing choir also is presenting one short number.

Musical selections represent the various aspects of the season, both secular and sacred.

The choirs open the program, processing to "The Carol of the Bells," a famous standard of Ukrainian origin.

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The three choirs perform either independently or together "Personent Hodie," "Do You Heart What I Hear," "There Shall a Star Come Out of David," "Nes Gadol Haya Sham," "Lux Aurumque," "Rounddelay," "Medley Christmas," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer."

The bands represent the season with "Cavalcade for Christmas," "Visions of Sugar Plums," "The Bells of Christmas," "A Snowstoppin' Christmas," "Christmas Carillon," and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."

As a grand finale, the three choirs and two bands perform Care Grundman's "Three Songs for Christmas."

An admission is collected at the door to defray costs of renting the performance space, busing to rehearsals and other expenses incurred in preparation for this concert.

The DHS bands are under the direction of Keith Traquair.

The choirs are under the direction of Michael Stevenson.

Sharon Gegelmann is the choir accompanist.

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