Show Choir to Perform Dec. 9

Members of William Woods University’s First Impressions Show Choir perform the national anthem at a basketball game earlier this fall.
Members of William Woods University’s First Impressions Show Choir perform the national anthem at a basketball game earlier this fall.

The First Impressions Show Choir of William Woods University will perform a fall concert with musical numbers from the pop genre—complete with costumes and dancing.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 in Dulany Auditorium.

Songs to be performed include “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” arranged by Michael Dodson, “Cups/When I’m Gone” by Anna Kendrick, “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, “I Know Where I’ve Been” from “Hairspray, the Musical,” “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly, “Some Nights” by Fun and “Brighter Than the Sun” by Colbie Caillat.

The choir is student-directed by Maggie Hunter of Columbia, Mo., and founded and directed by Michael Dodson.

“I’m really excited that our numbers have grown this year from 15 to 25 participants, and we’ve had multiple opportunities to sing on campus and at special university events,” Dodson said.

Members of First Impressions are Jessica Bivin, Palmyra, Ill; Victoria Brooks, Liberty, Mo.; Maggie Czeschin, Jefferson City, Mo.; Kassi Davidson, Center City, Minn; Deborah Duval, Tulsa, Okla.; Arriel Edwards, Bridgeton, Mo.; Molly Feldt, O’Fallon, Mo. ; Alex Gleeson, Hermann, Mo.; Trevor Gruber, Holt, Mo; Kyle Hendrix, St. Charles, Mo.; Victoria Honigman, Shelbyville, Ill.; Miranda Lauby, Cozad, Neb.; Nicolette Lucido, Weldon Spring, Mo.; Maggie McCarver, Valley Park, Mo.; Jonathan Meyer, Creve Coeur, Mo.; Marilee Rodgers, Big Spring, Texas; Adrienne VanMatre, New Castle, Ind.; Chasha Warkentin, Tucson, Ariz.; Samantha Watts, Hayward, Wis.; and Melissa Williams, St. Louis, Mo.