Last Friday, Beth and Al Mosier’s KidSing, a youth show choir, presented a program of song and dance that featured songs for the holiday season, including traditional carols, modern tributes to the year-end holidays, Broadway tunes, novelty numbers, and pop hits past and present. Twenty-nine singers in grades three through seven spent ten weeks mastering songs, choreography and dialog to put on the production at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Reading. The singers came from seven neighboring towns to participate; besides Reading, Wilmington, Melrose, Methuen, Burlington, Lynnfield, Medford, and Wakefield were represented.
The production was created by John Jacobson who wove together a pageant of contemporary compositions as well as more traditional works into a holiday celebration with themes of happiness and cheer, hope and love, faith and miracles, Christmas and Chanukah, and don’t forget the presents. Jacobson is a well-known music educator who has dedicated himself to providing choral experiences for young singers and has written and produced hundreds of songs, musicals and dance choreographies.
Beth and Al Mosier, both former music teachers in Burlington and Reading, have seized on Jacobson’s philosophy to create KidSing, a choir which provides performance-oriented experiences to expand and enrich the musical skills of young singers.
The talent displayed by the choir in a variety of settings from jiving novelties to solemn, thoughtful numbers was enthusiastically rewarded by the audience.
KidSing’s next session will start January 9. You can contact the Mosiers at email@example.com.