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Katy students gather for a community performance

This weekend, 250 Katy teenagers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will join together to give a musical performance at Morton Ranch High School.  Performances are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are free and can be ordered at www.katystakeyouth.org.  Once a ticket has been reserved online, an electronic ticket will be sent to your email address.  The youth will perform a musical cantata (a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text) called >From Cumorah’s Hill by Steven Kapp Perry and Brad Wilcox.  The songs are inspirational in nature and the script is based on real life situations. 

The most powerful component of the performance is the large number of youth who have participated in the production.  They have been rehearsing for three months and have memorized the entire score.  As I spoke with the youth, many confessed they didn’t know they could sing prior to this event.  Much of the vocal music in the score is composed in four-part harmony- not easy for an inexperienced singer.  Others are heavily involved in the music programs at their High Schools and will be featured as soloists.      Many also said they have enjoyed interacting with other teenagers from all over Katy.    At the end of each rehearsal, the youth were given time to talk, eat refreshments and mingle- this admittedly was a motivator for some!  The sound produced by this large group is beautiful. 

If you ever wonder about the youth of tomorrow, I highly suggest attending this concert.  Not only is it an impressive performance, but the youth, themselves are impressive!  I listened to a rehearsal this past Sunday, and I promise, it is not a show to be missed.

What other events are teenagers around town involved in?  Please post a comment.

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