Lights and Sounds: Chorale Astounds

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The beautiful voices of the high school’s Select Chorale illuminated the Freeport Recreation Center at its annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The group, led by director Monique Retzlaff, performed outstanding renditions of classic holiday carols, including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” and its own jazz rendering of “All Come All Ye Faithful.” The repertoire also featured a performance of “Elijah Rock” and pieces from George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Select Chorale President Christina Morris and Vice President Michael Desir each also had the opportunity to showcase their choral leadership skills by conducting the group at various points in the performances.

“Leave it to this hardworking and supremely talented group of vocalists to brighten a tree lighting with their harmony,” said Retzlaff. “We are delighted to be a part of one of the community’s holiday staples, and to be able to spread festive cheer across Freeport.”