Despite some wild weather, Sitkans gathered for the lighting of the tree on the Sheldon Jackson campus on Saturday evening. Students from the Sitka Fine Arts Camp After School Carol Choir, led by Lauren Havens and Rhiannon Guevin, performed “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with a Southeast Alaska twist: twelve raindrops falling, eleven boats a-floating, ten fish a-leaping, nine Russian dancers, eight deer a-prancing, sevens swans a-swimming, six eagles flying, five humpback whales, four totem poles, three brown bears, two XtraTufs…and one what? Listen below to find out:
A familiar carol, with a Southeast twist
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