Christmas Program 2019
The Heritage Christmas Program took place on Monday evening followed by a night of skating at Eisbahn.
The program featured music taken from what the students in upper school were studying in their music class and featured songs and instruments from the Middle Ages. In addition, K-5 classes sang songs they learned throughout the semester. The program consisted of performances by grades K-12 of Christmas hymns like "What Child Is This," "The First Noel," "Joy to the World," and readings from Logic and Rhetoric School students. They recounted the birth of Jesus Christ from different perspectives of those around at the time of His birth, like a shepherd and the innkeeper. Rhetoric School students serenaded the audience of family and friends with melodies from instruments like the recorder and bells. Grammar School students dressed as historical figures from Jesus's birth - shepherds, wise men, angels, sheep... and even a duck. The program ended with the entire upper school and volunteer faculty and other audience members and grandparents circling the sanctuary and ending with a medley of Christmas songs, accompanied by grandparent Jeryl Hoover. Many thanks to First Baptist Church for their festive facility and for all the work by Bob Straus, Donna Vaughan, and Alicia Music as well as all the teachers.
Afterwards, Eisbahn was opened up exclusively to Heritage families for a skate night to cap off a night celebrating the symbolic season of our Lord's birth.