Ascension Catholic School performs annual Christmas musical
The campus of Ascension Catholic has been buzzing with the sounds of Christmas for the last two months as students busily prepared for their annual Christmas Musical, “Go Tell It!” arranged by Jack Schrader. Students performed to a packed Church on Wednesday, Dec. 9, inspiring the audience with the retelling of the Christmas story, the story of the infinite love of God for us.
The third grade students depicted the shepherds and angels as they heralded the birth of Jesus and as Mary, Joseph and the Angel Gabriel looked on in adoration. From the lips of the third grade children the age old story of the birth of Jesus was told.
Nostalgic carols were sung by two choirs totaling 150 singers. One choir was made up of all of the students of the fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Another was made up of members of the ACHS Band and the Ascension Catholic Church Choir.
The effect of the beauty and innocence of children was reflected on the faces of the audience as the sights and sounds of Christmas penetrated their hearts. There was not a dry eye in the Church as the angels and shepherds sang a heartfelt “Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus” and sent the audience on their way to celebrate the coming of Our Lord.
Cast of Characters
Directors of the Third Grade: Kiplyn Clouatre and Libby Dupre.
Musical Directors: Sandra Mistretta and Laura Shows
Faculty Assistance: Mary Bergeron, Kathy Allen, Tammy Crochet, Rick Bolotte, Michelle Thibodeaux, Peggy Fouquier, Sarah Sotile, and Lacey Mistretta.
Narrators: Hensley Truxillo, Elise Lemann, Aiden Crochet, Peyton Dunn, Aubrey Delatte, Olivia Blanchard, Isabella Troxclair, Ava Kate Ourso, Sydney Viallon, Michelle Daigle, Jaiyah Howard
Angels: Blake Oliver, Johnny Lawrence, Blyss Charleville, Aubrey Dempster, Kadynn Harvey, Elise Lemann, Katelyn Marroy, Ava Kate Ourso, Hensley Truxillo, Sydney Viallon, Addison Wilkinson, Skye Williams, Emilia Abadie, Olivia Blanchard, Kaiya Brown, Michelle Daigle, Aubrey Delatte, Jaiyah Howard, Kaitlyn Jacob, Chloe Pleasant, Savannah St. Amant, Isabella Troxclair
Shepherds: Jamiris Breaux, Aiden Crochet, John David Landry, Mace Melancon, Mekhi Richard, Da'Ryan Augustine, Ethan Bergeron, Ansel Cantin, Peyton Dunn, Maddox Gomez, Andrew Landry, Brayden, Martinez, Hudson Theriot
Mary: Addison Lucas, Joseph: Cain Poirrier, Gabriel: Camille LeBoeuf, Baby Jesus: Preston Pennison
High School Choir: Danielle Brou, Meredith Daigle, Blaire Falcon, Breland Barber, Jada Crandle, Aisha Davila, Vanessa Diaz, Paige Joseph, Slater Blanchard, John DeManuelle, Tori Knighten, Matthew Landry, Trey Perilloux, Angela Trevino, Alden Charlet, Nydia Cooper, Kai Mouton, Katie Perilloux
Ascension Catholic Church Choir: Shirley Usey, Cheryl Bourg, Pam Giroir, Pam Gregoire, Karleen Kastner, Genie Landry, Lena Rome, Sue Joffrion, Janice Templet