Elizabethton City Schools choral groups together for first time in 18 years

Photo Courtesy of Deborah Gouge
Elizabethton City Schools choral groups, grades four through 12 presented a Christmas concert together for the first time in 18 years Sunday evening at First Baptist Church. Nearly 800 people attended the event.

  By Julie Fann

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  Elizabethton City Schools choral groups grades four through 12 performed a Christmas concert together for the first time in 18 years Sunday night at First Baptist Church, 212 E. F St. Approximately 800 people attended the event.
  "It was absolutely packed to standing room only, and it went really well. I was really proud of the kids; they did a great job," said Deborah Gouge, Elizabethton High School's choral director. "This is the first time since I've been the high school director that all of the choral groups have been together."
  About 275 students performed in the concert, including the EHS chorus, T.A. Dugger's Joyful Sounds, directed by Amy Price, and the ECS Elementary Showchoir, directed by Rebecca Hale and Associate Director Judy Haley. The program finale featured all of the students together.