Swing Choir Puts On 'Candlelight, Carols and Desserts'


     The Homer High Swing Choir’s “Candlelight, Carols and Desserts” performance is Wednesday, Dec. 19. The elite group will take the Mariner Theater stage at 7 p.m.

     “There will be candlelight, and there will be servers giving you whatever choice of dessert you want. You can listen to the Swing Choir sing all our fabulous charts,” Senior Mariah Stewart said.

     Stewart has performed as an alto with the Swing Choir for the last three years. She said those who attend can expect to hear some classic Christmas songs along with a couple of selections with a slight twist. Choir Director Kyle Schneider said each of the group’s members will be featured during the concert.

     “I try to point out that everybody in Swing Choir has to have a solo,” Schneider said, “no matter how comfortable or uncomfortable you may be with that.”

     Senior Jacob Mayforth said he looks forward to the performance because he enjoys being able to share music with the community. Mayforth, who sings Bass II in the group, said the “Candlelight, Carols and Desserts” event is unique because the audience is so close to the singers.

     “When I was first starting out, it made me really nervous. But after a while, you kind of getting into the groove of the idea that sometimes you’re going to be crowded up against a wall while people eat right in front of you,” Mayforth said.

     The group will be singing about 30 selections. Stewart said she considers the concert to be the highlight of the Swing Choir year.

     “I feel like it’s something the community really enjoys and they always look like they have a really good time,” she said.

     Anyone interested in attending will need to purchase tickets, which are $10 each.