A Reason for Singing This Season

By Laylah Ametewee 

     On Wednesday, December 4th, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Select Vocal fulfilled their yearly tradition of caroling for the patients of St. Charles Hospital. Not only that, but they also performed during the annual tree lighting ceremony on the same day. The director of these programs, Mr.Hough, loaded over 60 choir kids onto two buses to sing for the patients. St. Charles Hospital was filled with smiles! The sound of the students’ sweet voices singing timeless holiday classics truly brought light to a place that can be so dark. After leaving the hospital, they were off to sing once more, but this time they were outside in the frigid night. Every year, the Centereach Civic Association does a miraculous job of organizing the tree lighting ceremony; this year was no different. The groups performed their setlist, which consisted of the songs “Joy to the world,” “Ring Silver Bells,” “How Great Our Joy,” “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” “The First Noel,” “Bogoroditse,” (a song in Russian) and other selections as the tree lit up. Although this Wednesday, December 4th was incredibly busy for these choir students, sharing their voices and holiday cheer was equally as rewarding.