PITTSBURG - Pittsburg Youth Chorale will be serenading community members in many venues this holiday season. They kick things off with caroling at Root Coffeehouse (802 N Broadway) immediately following the 38th Annual Christmas Parade on Monday, Nov. 27.

Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., Pittsburg Youth Chorale will be singing at the Mt. Carmel Remember Me Tree Ceremony.

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m., performers will carol at Via Christi Village (1502 E Centennial), at 9:30 a.m. at Medicalodges (2520 S Rouse), and at 10 a.m. Pittsburg Health and Rehabilitation (1005 Centennial). Following, Pittsburg Youth Chorale will sing at the Kiwanis Pancake Feed from 11 - 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center (503 N Pine).

Performers will wrap up their holiday performances with a free concert at Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center (503 N Pine) on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. Selections will include traditional holiday standards like “Sleigh Ride” and “Silent Night,” and some newer favorites such as “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Mele Kalikimaka.” Pittsburg Youth Chorale prides itself on preparing music from past Southeast Kansas District Elementary Choir as well as pieces from Kansas All-State Elementary Choir.

Pittsburg Parks and Recreation’s Pittsburg Youth Chorale is under the direction of MJ Harper and accompanied by Carol Anne Smock. The purpose of this vocal ensemble is to further growth of vocal abilities, musical knowledge, and choral repertoire. Enrollment will soon be open for the spring semester, open to 4th-6th grade ladies and gentlemen. Participants do NOT need to be enrolled in USD 250 to participate.

Rehearsals are Saturdays from 9 - 10 a.m. at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center at 503 N. Pine in Pittsburg. There is a fee of $60 per session (January-May). To participate in this ensemble, please call Jenna Spencer at 620-231-7827 or email jenna.spencer@pittks.org.