Hilliard Northwest News

Winterfest scheduled Dec. 11-12

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Hilliard Bradley High School, 2800 Walker Road, will host the fifth annual Winterfest concert Dec. 11-12, featuring performances by all of the school's musical and choral ensembles.

Performances are at 7 p.m. in Bradley's performing arts center. Admission is free.

"In all, there will be about 300 students performing," said Lora Moore, director of choirs at Bradley.

Both performances in past years have been before full audiences, Moore said.

Winterfest also will serve as a charity event this year.

"We never did this before but one of the members of our musical family was affected by the typhoon that struck the Philippines," Moore said.

Senior Jennie Collins has a grandmother and an aunt whose residence was severely damaged when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last month.

"In the spirit of the season, we wanted to do something for her family," Moore said.

The students considered donations of food and material, but opted for monetary donations to be collected during intermission of both concert dates.

Checks also can be made payable to Bradley High School and sent to the high school.

All of the proceeds will be given to the Collins family, who are residing in temporary housing in the Philippines, Moore said.