"Take Me to the King"
Music teacher, Julia Wallace, challenged the students to put themselves in Mary and Joseph’s shoes and imagine how they must have felt and the problems they must have faced bringing Christ into the world. The students’ thoughts then became the narration for a very unique and wonderful Christmas pageant. Mrs. Wallace wrote one of the songs which was performed by the Kindergarten, First & Second grade students.
Between scenes violinist Muayad Shahin, cellist Morgan Fox, pianist Lawrence Wallace, and middle-school percussionists performed traditional carols. Scripture readings told the story from the Annunciation to the arrival of the Wise Men. Following the scripture, students read the narration they had written about how it must have felt to “live” the story, from how much courage it must have taken for Mary to tell Joseph that she was with child, not knowing if he would believe her, to Joseph’s great faith to believe the angel and take Mary as his wife and Jesus as his son. The students sang a selection of contemporary Christian and other songs and the 7th grade boys wrote and performed a Rap song about Joseph’s decision.
Through it all students kept time with a variety of percussion instruments and one of our students, Erin Pierson, was featured in a violin solo. Students displayed their vocal skills as soloists, in small groups and finally as a whole school singing “Take Me to the King.”
We are very proud of their talents and their hard work.
Parish Secretary/business manager at St. Jerome Church