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Festive Chorus

Chambers Singers spread cheer
Vera Vassilyeva
Caroling Choir: (top) (left to right) Chambers Singers juniors Lily Geimer, Naomi Lewis, and Leah Plasterer pose in front of the gazebo in Jackman Park. (bottom) (left to right) Chambers Singers sophomore Macy Hueblein, junior Maddie Uhlemann, sophomore Maddy Preston, Lewis, and Plasterer sing holiday songs under the gazebo in Jackman Park on Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.

South’s Chambers Singers kicked off the holiday season with 35 exciting performances spread over several weeks, Robby Shellard, Chambers Singers Director, said.

Along with their scheduled events, Chamber Singers’ shared passion for music and inspiring community bring the group together, senior Toby Nguyen said.

“I love singing and being able to spread [holiday spirit] throughout the Glenview community,” Nguyen said. “[It] is a fulfilling feeling.”

Some places that Chambers Singers visit are elementary schools and nursing homes, where the most cheer is felt, sophomore Chamber Singer Freya Pederson, said.

“The kids [at elementary schools] are not ashamed to be enjoying [the singing],” Pederson said. “They all like [to] sing along.”

Already, Chambers Singers performed at the fall concert and are looking forward to singing at V-Show and more performances at the gazebo in Jackman Park. Outside performances, very popular events amongst the singers, are Chambers Marathons, rehearsals where Chambers singers get to chill out, play games, and sing, Nguyen said.

“One of my favorite things that Chambers singers does is the Chambers Marathon,” Nguyen said. “It is incredible.”

The Glenview community has supported the group by giving them motivation to do well and perform their best, Pederson said.

“[While performing], there is motivation [and] a little bit of anxiety [because] you want to do well for these people,” Pederson stated.

Although the singers cannot know whether people like their singing, those who enjoy watching them perform make it all worth it to the group, Pederson explained.

“Even if 90 percent of the people do not care, you have to do it for the people [who care],” Pederson said.

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