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LMPS choir students perform Winter Concert at Lakeland church

It was an evening of seasonal music as the three LMPS (Lakeland Middle Preparatory School) choirs performed multiple pieces during their Winter Concert last night (12.16.19) at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Lakeland.

The students not only sang the tunes, but interspersed two and even three-part harmony to a number of the selections.

The Mane Melody Singers, 6th Grade Women’s Chorale and Concert Choir presented “Sounds of the Season – A Celebration in Song” to a full sanctuary with a standing ovation at the end.  Frances Miller is the choir director.  Dr. JemmiLou Rye was the accompanist and Thomas Miller played the flute.

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Rev. Dr. Birgitte T. French, Church pastor, welcomed the students, family and friends.  Mrs. Miller complimented each choir after the performance.

Mrs. Miller said the Mane Melody Singers practice weekly and went caroling around the Lakeland area Dec. 6th.   Among the stops were Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, A2H, Renaissance Group, Trustmark Bank and Elmcroft of Bartlett, an assisted living facility.  Visiting Elmcroft at lunch, the students followed their performance by speaking individually to the residents.  “I was so proud of them,’ said Mrs. Miller, getting a bit emotional.   The residents’ souls as well as their bodies were fed that day, said Mrs. Miller.

Of the 6th Grade Women’s Chorale, Mrs. Miller said it has been a delight to work with the students and she is amazed at their talent. “I am so glad you are part of our program,” she said.

Mrs. Miller praised the Concert Choir, noting five LMPS students were selected for All-West Tennessee Choir and seven for West Tennessee Youth Chorus.

The finale of the evening was a combined chorus of all choirs singing Silent Night, first in German, then English, followed by Joy to the World and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

… Photos, video by Jim Willis, Lakeland Currents