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The Annual Holiday Chorus Concert: The Perfect Music for the Winter Season

Caroline Payne

As some of us start to put our Christmas trees up in our living rooms, turn on the Christmas lights outside of our houses, and make our Christmas lists, the Olympia chorus has been preparing for something a little more special: their annual Winter holiday showcase. As we wrap up the first semester of the school year and prepare to leave for winter break, the chorus puts on their famous concert to send our Titans home with a jolly goodbye. 

“I hope that we can honestly impress the families coming to support us, feel satisfied with our performance, and send everyone home with a smile on their faces, ready to enjoy the holiday season!” sophomore Miah Phillips expressed.

Bernisha Cherisier

At first thought, being in chorus seems pretty easy; however Mrs. Torres-Frey and her entire chorus, ranging from beginners to masters, have put in a lot of work to make this concert the best it could be. 

“It has been a little bit stressful because of how many more songs we are singing compared to last concert, especially because we have less time to prepare. But I feel like we have improved since starting to learn our concert songs and we are ready to represent the Olympia chorus,” sophomore Dunia Abu Soud explained.

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With all the talk of the holidays and the concert comes the expression of love and gratitude the chorus has for one another and for music itself. 

Caroline Payne

“I take chorus because of my passion for singing and how it makes me feel. When I sing, I automatically am in a fun, positive mood that gets me through the day. When singing in a chorus, it adds a whole other layer to singing because of the different voice parts. It’s a completely new and different experience,” sophomore Mia McCrea expressed. 

“Chorus is super special to me because I love music and harmonies. I enjoy being able to learn new things and chorus gives me that ability to take the time and learn how to better my voice. I gained a sense of teamwork and responsibility because we work together and help each other learn from simple mistakes, and that alone plays a big role in the chorus. I love the people, my teacher, and the big family [that] chorus has become.” Phillips said. 

The chorus has been putting a lot of effort into making this concert the best it can be and give our Titans and their families the best sendoff to this break and holiday season.

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Bernisha Cherisier is a sophomore staff member of The Oracle. She is a member of the Film Fanatics, Book Club, and HOSA. In her spare time, Bernisha enjoys going to the movies, listening to music (especially Taylor Swift and Gracie Abrams), hanging out with her friends, and reading.
Caroline Payne, Co-Editor-In-Chief
Caroline Payne is a junior and the co-editor-in-chief of The Oracle. At Olympia she is part of Bella Voce and a member of Book Club, Shutter Society, and NHS. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, watching college football (go Clemson Tigers!), reading, and playing piano.
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    Stefano CesteroFeb 12, 2024 at 1:53 pm

    Had a great time performing this a while back. There were so many great and talented people not just in our chorus, but in other Olympia districts at our PRISM concert, such as Dance, Band, Guitar, and Orchestra. It took a long time to produce this concert, and we hope everyone who attended enjoyed the show!