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Singing into summer

Ema Lovric

As the year comes to a close, South’s Chambers Singers choral group gathered to carol one last time. The Chamber’s concert, which took place on May 17, was a spectacular culminating event for the group’s members, Chambers Director Robert Shellard said.

Chambers is centered around winter holidays and caroling with a unique emphasis placed on community service, junior Chambers singers Naomi Lewis and Lily Geimer, said. Chambers singers perform not only for South, but also in the community throughout the holiday season.

“My favorite part [about Chambers] is being able to see people’s faces light up when they hear [our] Christmas carols, especially elementary schoolers and hospital [patients who] might be going through a tough time,” Geimer said. “Seeing [them] smile because of songs is a really special thing.”

The concert featured songs performed throughout the year from Christmas carols, V-Show, the NHS ceremony, and The Glenbrook Festival of Music, Geimer said.

The singers participate in a lengthy rehearsal right before the concert to review the senior chosen songs in preparation, senior Chambers singer Bella Zimmer said.

With little change in the songs performed each year, the concert provides a welcoming space for all including Chambers alumni Shellard said.

“We ask the people that have been in the group in the previous years come out on stage and sing the songs with us that they sang with the group and they were in high school,” Shellard said.

The camaraderie in the group is special because of their dependence on one another through performances, Zimmer described. She expressed her excitement to sing the holiday repertoire, one last time.

“It’s the last concert of many of the seniors’ [South choir] careers, which makes it really special,” Zimmer said. “We get to celebrate it together [with] the group we love.”

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