Third- and fourth-graders warmed the hearts of audience members during the Julia Randall Elementary School Holiday Concert at Payson High School Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Principal Linda Scoville welcomed the audience to the first of two performances featuring music teacher Dirk Gorre accompanying on guitar as Lori Standifird conducted each choir.

Gorre estimated 120 students took part in the two presentations. Both performances were split into two parts, with three classes in each.

Autumn Brown’s, Pamela Jones’ and Cassandra McCandless’ third-grade classes opened the show by singing “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night.”

Students from Tina Fuller’s, Andrea Jakubek’s and Penny Smith’s third-grade classes finished the first performance with their renditions of “Frosty the Snowman” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” All the third-graders and the audience finished the first performance by singing “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

A break followed, allowing parents and families for the third grade performances to exit and those there to see the fourth-graders to enter.

The second performance opened with Monica Kelley’s, Alecia Page’s and Janice Hoyt’s fourth-grade classes singing “Frosty the Snowman,” “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night.”

Gina Brooks’, Catherine Goldman’s and Terry Ramirez’s fourth-graders closed the night with “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “The Little Drummer Boy.” All the fourth-graders finished with “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

Contact the reporter at kmorris@payson.com

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