An area holiday tradition unlike any other is the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, which runs through Dec. 30.
And Osceola County students and teachers — specifically its choruses and chorus teachers — have started becoming part of that tradition. Schools like Harmony, St. Cloud, Osceola, Gateway Tohopekaliga and the Osceola County School for the Arts have been sending their choruses to perform.
Harmony, for instance, performed Friday night and will again Friday December 27th after being invited to the procession last year for the first time. While the chorus had to send an audition package in September and received confirmation in October, Chorus Director Brandon Mcrae said his students had already been asking about performing again.
“They were excited about it when school started. When we came back from summer break, they started asking about going back,” he said.
The Harmony chorus numbers about 75 talented students, Mcrae said.
“Going to Epcot again is a result of a lot of hard work,” he said. “It’s a high-profile event. And the kids also like that they get Disney passes for being a part of it.”
In 2020, the Harmony chorus will be playing concerts in the HHS auditorium on Feb. 20 and in May prior to the end of the school year.