PHOTOS: 2019 Nativity at the Capitol

Dec. 12, 2019, Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, sponsored by Columbia 40 Days for Life


Choirs and accompanists from St. Francis Xavier School in Taos and Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City close out the second hour of this year’s Nativity at the Capitol event, held on Dec. 12 in the Capitol Rotunda. The 40 Days for Life Columbia Missouri Campaign sponsors the annual event. It included prayer and Scripture reading by Missouri residents, and vocal and instrumental music performed by students from local schools, including: Blair Oaks in Wardsville, Immaculate Conception School in Jefferson City, Our Lady of the Snows School in Mary’s Home, St. Peter Interpret School in Jefferson City, St. Joseph Cathedral School in Jefferson City, St. Stanislaus School in Wardsville. Pianist Annie Skelton, flutist Ada Skelton and vocalist Eva Jones provided additional music. Rev. Gregory White, former Cole County sheriff, served as moderator and master of ceremonies. Kenny and Judy Bax, the American Nativity Scene and the Thomas More Society provided the display Nativity scene. “It was an afternoon celebrating the real ‘reason for the Season,’” stated Kathy Forck, coordinator for Columbia 40 Days for Life. Rev. White congratulated all the performers. “This has got to be the hardest place in the world to sing in, and you all sounded great!”  (33 photos)