Monson Music Studio of Childress holds two Christmas recitals

Heather Schulz, top row left, Gerald Monson, Conner Keys, Jace Keys, Alyssa Harms, third row left, Abby Schulz, Avery Keys and Emma Britten, Riley Coles, second row left, Athena Stingel, Courtney Wiebe and Gentry Keys, Kolt Whitaker, front row, Asher Keys, Paisley Teichroeb, Grace Peters and Brooke Wiebe at the Gerald Monson Music Studio of Childress piano and violin Christmas recital.

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—

CHILDRES – Gerald Monson Music Studio of Childress held its first piano Christmas recital since 1978 and its first ever Christmas recital for vocalists.

The first recital was for 15 piano students and one violin student. Emma Britten, Riley Coles, Alyssa Harms, Asher Keys, Avery Keys, Gentry Keys, Grace Peters, Athena Stingel, Abby Schulz, Paisley Teichroeb, Kolt Whitaker, Courtney Wiebe and Brooke Wiebe performed at 2 p.m. on Dec. 20 on the Calvary Baptist Church sanctuary stage.

“It was scheduled to make up for not being able to perform at the banks’ holiday open houses that were cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 epidemic,” said owner Gerald Monson.

The next Christmas recital was for 13 vocal students. Emma Britten, Maicee Dean, Gentry Keys, Summer Neufeld, Aria Parr, Ashlynn Peters, Heather Peters, Kynna Phillips, Lilyana Rodriguez, Selah Smith, Bo Teichroeb, Lacy Teichroeb and Landon Teichroeb. They sang to a CD accompaniment at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 on the Calvary Baptist Church sanctuary stage.

Ashlynn Peters, top row left, Landon Teichroeb, Gerald Monson, Summer Neufeld and Kynna Phillips, Heather Peters, second row left, Lacy Teichroeb, Aria Parr, Emma Britten and Lilyana Rodriguez, Bo Teichroeb, front row left, Gentry Keys, Selah Smith and Maicee Dean.

“It was scheduled to make up for not being able to perform at the downtown Treasure Hunt and the banks’ holiday open houses that were cancelled this year and the two nursing homes,” Monson said.

Monson’s students are from Childress, Hollis, Quanah and Wellington.

Leave a Comment