The combined choirs of the Center Street United Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church of Tucumcari presented their annual Christmas Cantata on Friday at the Methodist church sanctuary.
The 32-voice choir under the direction of Harold Sloan, choir director for the Methodist church, sang selections from A Musical Christmas, created and arranged by Tom Fettke, along with other traditional selections including Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from The Messiah, “Still, Still, Still,” an Austrian hymn, and “Silent Night,” played on harp, bells and guitar.
Linda Cosner provided narration.
Solo voices included Alex Garcia, 11, Brian Wilson, Amber McClure and Olana Romero. Kenna McKenzie-Young played “Still, Still, Still” on the harp and joined a bell choir consisting of Margie McKenzie, Nancy Mueller and Betty Ragan, and guitarist Lou Sims on “Silent Night.”
The concert was dedicated to the memory of Joe Cooper, who was an active member of the Center Street Methodist congregation. Cooper, 76, was killed in an auto accident near Clovis on Dec. 18.