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Here They Come A-Caroling

Greenwich High School’s five choirs rang in the holiday season in fine form last night, presenting a delightful night of seasonal tunes.

Those of us who were starting to feel Grinch-y as we plowed our way through holiday tasks had our attitude adjusted in quick order.

Sopranos in the Concert Choir. Catherine is smack-dab in front.

Sopranos in the Concert Choir. Catherine is smack-dab in front.

As with all things that will happen this year, the concert was bittersweet. It is Catherine’s last holiday concert in school. We have been on hand for 13 years of these holiday classics, the early ones a testament to the fortitude of elementary school music teachers, the last four stunning in their breadth.

The Concert Choir, in which Catherine sings, started their section with “Carol of the Bells.”

And as always, the night ended with an amazing finale — Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” sung by all the kids and many alums who return each year and shoe-horn themselves onto the stage for the privilege of singing it again. Catherine is determined to be among the stalwarts next year.

I’m partial, I know, but I think last night’s version was the best one yet.

Merry Christmas!

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


2 thoughts on “Here They Come A-Caroling

  1. Once again these kids amaze me. They knock the Hallelujah Chorus out of the ball park. Takes my breath away. Catherine must be so proud to be part of this. One more thing that makes me proud of her.

    Good luck to all in Hawaii!

    Posted by mommy dearest | December 5, 2013, 8:36 am

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