First Annual Christmas Concert Spreads the Beauty of the Holiday

By Isabella Giallanza, Staff Writer

The first annual Christmas Concert was hosted on Dec. 14 in the Commons. Students prepared for several months during their club meetings and worked hard to make sure the night was a success.

The Arts Council was an essential part of the process, setting up the hot chocolate bar, providing baked goods and creating flyers to promote the event. “The Arts Council had the privilege of supporting the Christmas Concert, and many of our members participated in the event,” senior and Arts Council Chair Allie Witek said.

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The Chorus sings  to the community on Dec. 14. (Photo by Isabella Giallanza)

The Instrumental and Chorus groups began the show with a musical telling of the Nativity, accompanied by seniors Madison Huber and Diana Ramos and sophomore Maggie Crowe, who read liturgical excerpts. After a brief intermission, where attendees could enjoy refreshments and buy Trinity Hall gear, the Instrumental group started the show once more, with a performance of “Skating” by Vince Guaraldi.

The Glee Club then entered the stage with their renditions of modern holiday favorites such as “Deck the Rooftop” and “Winter Wonderland.” The night ended when both Chorus and Glee Club, led by the seniors, joined together to dedicate “Breath of Heaven” to Head of School Mary Sciarillo. The song has especially great meaning to the seniors, who sang it to Bishop David O’Connell in 2016 at the Christmas celebration mass.

Glee Club member and sophomore Elea Chiusano said she was happy to participate in the concert because of the joy it brought to the community. “Although I played a smaller role in the performance of the Christmas Concert, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the concert come together and entertain the Trinity Hall community. It got me in the Christmas spirit, and all the practices paid off because I loved seeing the faces of my family and friends while they enjoyed the performances,” Chiusano said.

The night had a successful turnout, with family members, faculty, students and other members of the community coming out to show their support for the arts and to celebrate the Christmas season. The Arts Council looks forward to continuing the tradition for many years to come.

“It was a really sentimental and exciting night, and we were so happy to be a part of the inaugural event,” Witek said.

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