Preparation for choir’s annual performance underway

As the holiday season approaches, so does the annual Feast of Carols performance by the choir. In its 28th year, the show remains popular and continues to sell out performances.

It is a complex performance that requires the combined efforts of all choirs.

“It’s going to be a lot of practice outside of school to be able to put our parts together,” sophomore chorale member James Mosqueda said. “Feast of Carols is something everyone involved in choir looks forward to. It’s definitely worth the hard work.”

In preparation for Feast of Carols they have to secure a caterer, get parent volunteers, work on decorations, prepare music, hire musicians, and coordinate with orchestra and band.

“It is a two month project that culminates in a magical evening of feasting and caroling,” choir director Alex Medlock said.

Students and community members can purchase tickets to the event from choir members beginning November 1. The event will take place Dec. 1-3 in the blue commons.

This will be the choirs first large performance of the year following the 30 minute concert in September entitled Just Short.

The Just Short performance consisted of several soloists and full choir renditions of songs worked on since the beginning of school.

“Since the concert was a ‘short’ there wasn’t as much preparation needed for this concert compared to other concerts held throughout the school year,” choir director Rob Urbanek said. “I like it because it’s fast paced. I also like it because it doesn’t take long to prepare for, and it’s a 30 minute concert.”

One of the crowd favorites of the night was “Stand By Me” performed by Vocal Legacy. Another favorite, Maid in the Moor, was performed by concert and varsity women and freshman soloist Natalie Fisher.

The concert also featured sophomore soloist James Mosqueda in the Chorale performance of “Sanctus Benedictus”. The amount of dedication and preparation was apparent by the quality of performance after such a short amount of time..