Choir Sings Cozy Christmas Carols

Gaby Dinh, Web Editor

Although finals are just around the corner, the Marquis Winter Winds last Friday performed a warm, homey choir concert to uplift the holiday spirits.

The Diamond Bar High School choir department holds two annual Christmas concerts, one of which is Winter Winds, consisting of only Marquis, the school’s advanced coed show choir. The entire choir concert performs in the winter choir this Friday and Saturday.

Soft yellow lights twinkled in the background as the concert opened up to singing and dancing that gave off a mellow, holiday feeling. The first part of the concert had recognizable Christmas songs like “All I Want for Christmas Is You” performed by sophomore Allyson Cantimbuhan, senior Rosemarie Grady, and junior Kady Lee. The solo for “Santa Baby” was sung by senior Angela Huang.
In the second part of the concert, the singers became livelier as they danced with large candy canes, and cheerfully sang a wintertime medley.

At the end, the choir sang numerous Christian hymns like “Joy to the World” and “Away in a Manger.” The singers joined together to do a quick recap by singing one of the lines of each song performed.

“Friday was the first night so there are kinks that the students had to fix for Saturday, but they came alive,” choir teacher Patty Breitag said. “They always come alive when there’s an audience because it really helps.”

The next winter concerts are the orchestra concert tonight and the second winter choir concert.