By Alice Brookston
On December 14th and 15th, Santa Rosa High School’s choirs performed for the second time this year at The Winter Concert. The concert ran for two nights, with over 500 people attending each night. Each show was held at 7pm in the auditorium, and the show ran for roughly two hours. All four choirs performed, and 15 songs were sung in total on both nights. The choirs performed astoundingly well, and sang songs with tribute to the current winter season.
The show was kicked off with the song “Santa Baby” by Michael Bublé sang by those wearing tuxes. Acapella, the beginning choir, next performed starting with the song “Los Reyes del Oriente”. The next piece to be sung was “A La Nanita Nana”, and then “Good Tidings to You” followed after. The next choir to perform was Chamber Singers, a specialized choir of those selected through an audition process at the beginning of the year. Chamber Singers first sang “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day”, then “Gobounist Gottes SÖhnelein”, and finally the song “The One Horse Open Sleigh”.
After a brief intermission, Las Choralistas, the intermediate all women’s choir, took the stage. Their set started with the song “Candles in December”, and was then followed by a piece called “Winter Song”. They finally concluded their set with the song “Mele Kalikimaka”, a sweet Hawaiian Christmas song. After, all students in choir wearing skirts were brought on to stage to sing “The Latke Recipe”, a Hanukkah song about how to cook the popular Hanukkah dish, Latkes. The last choir to sing was Concert Choir, the advanced choir. They started with the piece “Hey! For the Dancing”, then proceeding with “There is No Rose”. They concluded their set with the classic song, “Hallelujah” in a gospel style.
The Winter Concert ended with a final Choral Student Union (CSU) piece called “Bidi Bom”, with all of the choirs being joined on stage for the piece. The show was an incredible salute to the winter season full of many cherished holidays and events to remember. The choir teacher, Kira Bombace, helped lead her amazing four choirs, comprised of over 100 talented students, to hold an amazing choir performance, just before winter break.The next and final performance for Santa Rosa’s choirs will take place in the Spring on Thursday, April 18th at 7pm in the SRHS auditorium.