MHS choir ends successful holiday season

Elizabeth Smith, Reporter

Monroe High School’s choirs will end its busy holiday season this week with a holiday concert and performance at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.

Tomorrow night, all of the MHS choirs present the annual holiday concert in the MHS auditorium at 7 p.m.

The official last choir event for the holiday season will be on Dec. 21 when Generations of Sound travel to Greenfield Village in Dearborn for an event called Holiday Nights. This will start at 5:45 p.m.

“I’m very excited for the concert,” said sophomore Logan Skidmore. He mentioned that one of his favorite songs they will perform is the “Hallelujah Chorus” from the Messiah. He added that they plan to honor the alumni, calling them up to sing with the current members.

On Sunday, the choir joined the MHS orchestra for a candle lit, classics concert featuring alumni at St. Mary’s church.

The MHS choirs also performed at Matthes Tree Farm located in Ida Dec. 9. This is another one of the events that happen annually.

The Madrigal dinners were at St. Paul’s Church Dec. 7 and 8 where Generations of Sound dressed up in renaissance style clothing and perform during a dinner. Underclassmen choir members served and played minor roles in the event.

“Madrigal is my favorite of the events,” said sophomore Avery Drake, who is a member of the Expressions choir group and served during the event. “It’s fun to serve food to people and be a part of the Generations evening, even though I’m not in it yet.”

Nov. 30, Generations of Sound did its annual elementary tours. During these tours, Generations traveled to elementary schools such as Custer, Rainsville and Waterloo dressed in medieval costumes and sang medieval style songs.

“The tours went really well,” sophomore Logan Skidmore said. “The kids really enjoyed seeing us and interacting with us. I really liked doing the school tours because it’s always been a dream of mine, and I really love making kids smile.”

On Nov. 29 Expressions made its annual “Lights Before Christmas” at the Toledo Zoo.

“It was really fun,” sophomore Lillie Lee said. “It’s nice to see everyone get in the Christmas spirit and sing along with us. There were some kids that came by, so it was cool.”