Virginia Western Community College is proud to announce the debut of the Virginia Western Singers, an auditioned student singing group that showcases the best vocal talent from the college. The Virginia Western Singers will launch their Christmas performances around the region beginning this Sunday.
The Singers’ Christmas shows will include music such as “Oh, What a Wonderful Child,” “The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting,” “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “O Holy Night,” “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” and much more.
At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, the group will perform at First Wesleyan Church at 3706 Peters Creek Rd. in Roanoke. At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, the Singers will perform at Rosalind Hills Baptist Church at 2712 Brandon Ave. in Roanoke. And, on Sunday, Dec. 16, they will perform at New Hope Christian Church, at 4229 Welcome Valley Rd. in Roanoke for three services at 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend these free performances. The Singers will also be performing for private events at Virginia Western and for Carilion Clinic.
“We can’t wait to present these first performances of the founding group of Virginia Western Singers,” said Laura Ruth Hall, director of the group and a communication and student development professor at Virginia Western, who recently joined the college after 15 years in the Kentucky Community College System. “I am very proud of them, of their talent and dedication, and we are so excited to present our 2018 Christmas shows throughout the community.”
The group of 10 Virginia Western Singers perform pop, country, rock and a capella styles of music. The singers will travel throughout the Roanoke area serving as representatives for the college and lending their talents for many events in the area. The group began with auditions in September, and has been rehearsing since that time for their Christmas show.
“Virginia Western is a wonderful place to get your degree, earn credits that transfer to a four-year university, enhance your career, or just learn something new,” said Jesse White, a freshman member of the group. “I am very thankful that our college has student involvement groups like the Virginia Western Singers, and I am proud to be a part of the group and a part of our Christmas shows.”