by Cori Hilsgen
All Saints Academy students shared their acting and vocal talents as they performed the school’s annual Christmas program, Christmas on Gloria Street, Dec. 14 at the College of St. Benedict’s Escher Auditorium.
The story of Christmas on Gloria Street involves Gloria and her family moving to California from Vermont and finding their new town had lost interest in celebrating Christmas, thanks in part to Mayor Molly Hollywooder. Gloria plans to bring some genuine Christmas cheer to the area while the mayor and her assistant, Seymour Cash, plot to veto Gloria’s plans.
Musical songs in the performance included “Mary Had a Baby,” “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” “Will Christmas Still Be Christmas?,” “Christmas Makeover,” “Christmas is the Same Old Story,” “Glory to the King,” “One True Meaning,” “Silent Night” and “Christmas will be Christmas.”
Mary Schumann, All Saints Academy music specialist and director, said the students at the school are hard-working and talented children.
“They bring the true message of Christmas by sharing their joy and love of Jesus through story and song,” Schumann said. “I am blessed to work with all of them and realize that even more during this miraculous season when a tiny baby brought so much hope to all.”
“The students do an excellent job singing and acting,” said All Saints Academy Principal Karl Terhaar. “Our program really puts me in the Christmas mode.”
All Saints Academy’s 152 students performed the show for a full audience of about 300 people.
Author: Cori Hilsgen
Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people’s stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.