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Christmas Concert Puts School Community into the Holiday Spirit

The Holy Cross High School Music Department put the Crusader community into the holiday spirit with A Traditional Christmas Sing-A-Long, this year's Christmas Concert. Student performers led the audience through a sing-a-long of many Christmas favorites including Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night and Hark the Herald Angels Sing.

In addition, the student performers offered inspiring renditions of Christmas standards and lesser-known holiday selections. Seniors, Aiden McCarthy and John Vito wowed the crowd with their solo piano performances.

"I am so proud of all of our students," said Gabrielle Brazauskas, Director of Choirs. "I was particularly impressed with our Bell Choir. They opened the concert with Carol of the Bells. Many of those kids never worked in an ensemble before. They really had to take ownership of their part. Also, they only had two weeks of rehearsal."

"It was such a joy to see our students share their gift of music making for their parents and the Holy Cross community!" said Leo Lavallee '77, Director of Bands. "We could feel the energy from the audience as they sang along to so many traditional Christmas Carols. There were lots of smiles and good cheer."

The following is a breakdown of our student performers:

Wind Ensemble: Seamas Bowler (percussion), Ben Bowler (percussion), Nathaniel Donofrio (Tenor Saxophone), Christina Finkenzeller (Multi Instrumentalist), Joshua Lee (Trumpet), Aidan McCarthy (Alto Saxophone), Sean Moran (Alto Saxophone), Omofolade Olusanya (flute), Vincent Packer (clarinet), Nicole Rohlman (trumpet), John Vito (trumpet), Christopher Wihbey (percussion), Caleb Boessler (tuba)

Concert Choir: Jai'Da Blot, Caleb Bosseler, William D'Avino, Bryn DeFoe, Christina Failla, Jenna Hulstrunk, Natalie Kirby, Krystal Liu, Brendan Lynch, Brandi McIntosh, Sydney McIntosh, Adam Norris, Jenna Rohlman, Nikki-Lee Rostedt, Eileen Xue

Chamber Choir: Meghan Booth, Galvin Brayton, Meghan Diorio, Christina FInkenzeller, Jacob Gannon, Jaelie Jackson, Michael Perkins, Nicholas Pietrorazio, Sabrina Santopietro, Natalie Silva, Madison Smith, Charles Spreda, John Vito, Brandon White

Girls Jazz and Pop Choir: Christina Finkenzeller, Christina Failla, Jaelie Jackson, Rebecca Liu, Jessica Sanchez, Eileen Xue

Crosstones: Jack Boushie, Jacob Gannon, Nicholas Pietrorazio, Charles Spreda, John Vito, Brandon White