Choir presents concert

Chris Smith


The performance of the Crowder college community choir will be on Dec. 11 at the Neosho Civic Center.

The theme of the fall 2016 performance is Christmas. A set of the songs being sung will be by composer John Rutter, and are religious themed.

There will also be plenty of songs that are non-religious that are much lighter and humorous. Bernadine Sprinkle says, “The best part is the variety of music.”

Some of the humorous songs are composed by Peter Schickle. His music has parodies and plenty of satire. They are also written in the style of Bach.

The choir is led by Becky Shaw, a music teacher at Crowder.

“This is my first year doing music here, but I taught church choir for about 20 years and taught junior high and high school choir about 10 years,” Shaw stated.

Overall, the Crowder community choir has plenty of music for all to enjoy, Shaw said.

The show will be free of admission for all to enjoy. All are welcome, according to Becky Shaw.

Dessert will be served. To reserve a table please contact Becky Shaw: or phone: 417.455.5634.

The choir started their practices on Sept. 19. Practices were for anyone who attends Crowder as well as members of the community. Practices were held each Monday from 7-8 p.m. in the Elsie Plaster Community Center, in room 124.