The St. Joseph’s School Christmas concert would have been a disappointment to anyone expecting students simply singing carols out of tune and then walking off the stage.
Instead what the audience got was a well-rehearsed production which included quite a range of theatrical performance, including some of those carols.
The premise of the story was that a very special being would be coming soon and it was important for the locals to know about it. The local constabulary wanted to make sure that things would go along within the law and without disruption. The local journalists wanted to make sure that they knew all about it and could let the people know.
An important aspect of the production may have been that it would go off smoothly (which it did) but perhaps the most important was that the kids had fun.
There were lots of smiles and more than a few laughs from both audience and cast as the production unfolded. This is what the season should be.
The story of the birth of Christ was told in an entertaining manner and not just in a passive manner by the students and teachers of St. Joseph’s School.