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PHOTOS: Holiday sounds heard in Hastings

All choirs joined together for the opening and concluding songs in the holiday concert program. The audience joined the choirs in the last piece "Peace, Peace" during the "Silent Night" portion of the song. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 6
The concert was held in the Hastings High School Performing Arts Center. There were two showings of the program Saturday, Dec. 16. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 6
The men's chorus used clapping and hand gestures to add something extra to the song "Noel" by Brad Holmes. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 6
Vocal jazz sang several songs throughout the program. Pictured, from left, are Micah Walt, Hannah Peterson, Ben Wentzler and Sydney Kilfoyl. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 6
Several instruments were played throughout the program. Pictured are bell ringers, from left, Trevor Ahrens, Sierra Ahrens, Dani Clifford and William Clifford. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 6
The Ladies Vocal Jazz choir sang "Ring Silver Bells" with soloist Sierra Ahrens. From left, are Molly Tribe, Eva Storkamp, Liana Illa, Mackenna Callies, Ellie Gullicks, Grace Anderson, Autumn Keller and Sierra Ahrens. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 6

Seasonal sounds could be heard coming from the Hastings High School Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 16. The HHS music department presented the 2017 Holiday Concert, "Peace on Earth Good Will to All."

The concert program included performances by the freshmen women's chorus and women's chorus, freshmen women, men's chorus, women's choir, concert choir, Bel Canto, select chorale, ladies vocal jazz, Fortissibros, and vocal jazz.

All choirs joined together for the opening and concluding songs of "I Saw Three Ships" arranged by Mack Wilberg and "Peace, Peace" by Rick and Sylvia Powell.

The concert was directed by Kathleen Hanson, Tatum Mahlen and Luke Warren. Prelude music was provided by Hastings High School Jazz I.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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