The music of Christmas has effectively taken over once again, as is tradition for this time of the year across the country. From catchy jingles to deep, powerful hymns, there is Christmas music for all ages and genres that undoubtedly puts everyone in the holiday spirit. Many carolers and other groups find their way out in the community to sing these festive songs, but one group here in La-Grange made their way to the First Presbyterian Church this past Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th, to perform their “Christmas with the Sons” holiday concert. That group is the Sons of Lafayette and they are continuing traditions of excellence with more stellar performances.
The Sons of Lafayette is a male choir that is comprised of around 30 volunteers. They entertain several different areas, focusing on the west central Georgia area as well as the east central Alabama area. Each year the group hosts anywhere from two to four events and tries to produce content based upon requests of the people and pieces that will enhance cultural awareness and well being of life. They have traveled for concerts as well, having performed as far away as the United Kingdom. Their Artistic Director is Dr. Beth Everett from La-Grange College and they are accompanied by Eve McKibben who has been with the group for around five years to date.
That Saturday and Sunday, the group filled the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church on historic Broad Street, complete with suits and red bow ties, to perform a number of pieces. From classics such as “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “O Holy Night” to more contemporary holiday songs such as “A Holly Jolly Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, the group truly delighted, singing a large variety of songs. With Dr. Everett at the helm, the group performed for a packed house, sending home many happy people on a weekend so close to Christmas.
To keep track of the Sons of Lafayette, the group can be found on their website or on Facebook where they keep the public up to date on all of their upcoming activities.