MHS sings its way into the holidays

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MHS' 2016 Women's Chorus

The weather outside was frightful, but the choir concert was oh so delightful. The MHS choirs combined with the Encore Entertainment Company made a very enjoyable concert for any listener.

“It’s a nice transition into the holiday season,” junior Olivia Tenaglia said, “It’s definitely a favorite concert for the audience.”

Encore had an exciting intro to the concert performing favorites like “Fruitcake”, that were just as fun for the audience as it was for the Encore members performing it.

After Encore, the Encore pit band had a short segment truly impressing the audience with their performance of “Carol of the Bells“ popularized by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Junior percussionist Jacob Toth talked about how he felt playing “Carol of the Bells”, “That’s a good one, hearing the crowd cheer after that, I was blown away.”

Towards the end of the concert, junior Andy Prostor, performed a solo during “Gaudete”, a traditional English carol. Preparation for these concerts, particularly solos, take time and effort, but the results are evident.

“It’s very nerve-racking, you get up there and your heart is just beating really really fast,” Prostor stated, “You really don’t want to sing but you have to and then Mr. Skidmore moves his hands and you just gotta go for it.”

All the choirs combined to sing the final piece, “Hallelujah from Messiah“ and MHS choir alumni were invited to join them on stage.

“Focus up, have a good time, and make the audience happy, that’s all that matters,” Toth said.