By Jake Old
The Wilson County All-Sing event Thursday evening saw choirs from five local high schools perform a variety of songs.
The Wilson Central High School Chamber Choir, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Concert Choir, Mt. Juliet High School Vocal Ensemble, Watertown High School Concert Choir, Lebanon High School Mixed Choir, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Singular Sensations Show Choir, Wilson Central High School Women’s Chorale, Wilson Central High School Aca-Flockas and All-County Mass Choir performed during the event.
Dozens of people packed into Victory Baptist Church on Thursday to watch the performances of local students. Four performances made up the first portion of the program, with six performances following a brief intermission.
The event, which is run by the Mt. Juliet Noon Rotary Club, raised money for Rotary’s service efforts in the community, and a portion of every ticket sold went to the high schools. Tickets were $10 each, and All-Sing shirts were also sold for $12.
Wilson Central’s Chamber Choir started the first portion of the show with two songs, “Sing Me To Heaven” and “Jabula Jesu.”
Next, the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Concert Choir performed “Sing We and Chant It” and “Stairs Behind the Sky.”
Mt. Juliet High School’s Vocal Ensemble performed “Carnavalito” and “Blessing in the Leaving,” followed by Watertown High School’s Concert Choir performing “Sure On This Shining Night,” “Dies Irae” and “A New Day Has Dawned,” leading into the intermission.
The second half of the event was kicked off by Lebanon High School’s Mixed Choir performing “I Shall Not Live in Vain” and “Clap Your Hands and Sing.”
Then, the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Singular Sensations Show Choir performed “You Can’t Stop the Beat;” Wilson Central High School’s Aca-Flockas performed “Cups;” and Mt. Juliet High School’s Vocal Ensemble performed singing valentines.
The show concluded with the All-County Mass Choir performing “Shut De Do.”
Choir directors at each school are Ben Channell at Lebanon High School, Kimberly Overstreet at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Sandy Elliot at Mt. Juliet High School, Scott Corley at Watertown High School and Lynn Morin at Wilson Central High School.