Grades 6-8 Chorus lit up Hope Hall with a variety of traditional and pop holiday songs to a very spirited audience today, December 18. Over 30 guests from Ability Beyond were delighted by their performance of “Jambo - Hakuna Matata”, “Light the Candles of Hannukah”, “Rudolph”, and of course, Mariah Carey’s rendition of “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
For the past five years, the chorus has spread musical joy by performing for Ability Beyond guests each December. It is part of the service learning program at RA, and has students intentionally connecting with community by sharing their gifts. But the concert is so much more than that. It is a way to show that music has the amazing capacity to reach out, and to uplift and touch the soul.
The MS/US Chorus is directed by Middle & Upper School Chorus & Drama Teacher Debbi Curry. Middle & Upper School Music Teacher James Kaye provided musical accompaniment during the concert.