St. Philip's Children's Choir spreads holiday cheer | Arts & Culture
On December 15, the St. Nicholas Choir (children and youth) from St. Philip’s In The Hills, combined with participants in St. Philip's After-School Music Program and members of St. Philip's youth groups, shared the joy of Christmas with residents of Atria Campaña Del Rio and Santa Catalina Senior Living communities by singing Christmas Carols and other holiday favorites.
At 12:30 p.m., they all met and rehearsed at the music center, led by Woosug Kang, Director of Music at St. Philip’s. Then, with the help of other staff and volunteers, they walked to Atria Campaña Del Rio — quite a sight, walking along River Road in red choir robes.
They elicited honks from passing motorists.
They presented many classic carols, such as "Away in a Manger," "Silent Night," "Hark the Herald Angels," and "Joy to the World," as well as anthems written by composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams and Andrew Carter.
The residents were very gracious and welcoming, and the children and leaders alike found the experience rewarding (despite the rain on their walk back). They hope to share this gift again next year.