By: Janelle Perez
The annual winter choir concert was held last Friday, Dec. 14 in the L-Building. The free concert featured PHHS Varsity Choir, Concert Choir, and vocal jazz group The Treblemakers.
The concert focused around holiday music and included Christmas classics such as Deck the Halls and Sleigh Ride, which is performed every year. The groups started to rehearse right after their previous fall concert in order to perfect their performance.
Focusing on pieces they have learned throughout the semester, the choir groups brought holiday cheer to the stage. Varsity choir opened the concert singing Firefly Darkness, followed by O Vos Omnes, The Bells and Sleigh Ride which was a combined performance with concert choir.
“Firefly Darkness was my favorite song to sing because it’s very joyful and adventurous,” said junior Kaitlyn Nguyen. The singers spent time rehearsing their songs and memorizing their parts.
Vocal Jazz group, The Treblemakers performed after Varsity Choir, singing Bumblebee, Voice Dance and Christmas Jazz.
“Bumblebee has three solos, which I was a part of, and I enjoyed singing that the most,” said senior Jeremiah Porda
a student also a part of the Choir Concert group.
Along with Deck the Halls and Sleigh Ride, the group also performed Where I Send Thee, O Magnum, Mysterium and Cacticum Novum.
Concert choir followed The Treblemakers in bringing holiday cheer through their strong vocals and special dance number.
“I was most excited to sing ‘Hela Rotan’,” expressed senior Lourdes Sandoval with great excitement. “Since we are dancing and moving around during it, I think adds to the song perfectly,” said Lourdes. Concert Choir closed the concert, making their last school performance of the semester a success.
Friends and family came out to show support for the PHHS choir groups and enjoyed holiday treats and performances by the different choir groups.
Along with great music and performances by PHHS choir and The Treblemakers, hot chocolate was provided by Insane Ink, in order to contribute to the holiday spirit and warmth.
“I think the concert is a great way to relax before finals and a great way to start the holiday season,” says senior Samantha Alderete who attended the music filled night. “It was my first time attending a choir concert and I loved it!” The music brought an early feel of the holidays to campus and showcased the hard work and talent of our fellow PHHS choir groups.
Choir is anticipated to have their annual concert in the spring semester with beaming music to be sung.