Marquis sings up a snowstorm

Ryan Chae, Sports Editor

With the holiday season just around the corner, there is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than enjoying the sounds of the season.  Marquis prepared their audience for the holidays with their annual Winter Winds concert last Friday and Saturday, with two more concerts this week.

Marquis began the show with an energetic opening to wake up the crowd. Dressed in festive attire, they sang and danced to“It’s Christmas Time” and “Christmas Card.”  

After performing as a collective group, they sat around on stage and watched as members individually performed Christmas-themed solos. Marquis members sang a medley of 21 different songs ranging from a powerful rendition of “Must Have Been the Mistletoe,” by Kaitlyn Lee to a soothing duet of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” by Vince Nguyen and Ryannkaye Reyes.

As the solos came to an end with a hauntingly beautiful performance of  “Once Upon A December,” by Danielle Sy, the mood of the theater was lifted as all of Marquis performed the fast-paced “We Need a Little Christmas.”

Lee came out on stage after, dressed in Southern attire, and asked the audience to join her at the bar for a Christmas party. The rest of Marquis joined her on stage and performed songs like the lively “Country Christmas,” and the hilarious “Up on the Housetop.” When intermission ended, Marquis came on stage in more formal clothing In these outfits, they performed the ballad “Candlelight Carol.”

The concert returned to a more joyful mood with performances of “Frosty the Snowman,” which featured a comedic dance number by Michael Paredes, and “Real Live Lady,” which had Henry Wang enthusiastically wishing for a girl to love for Christmas.

Marquis capped off the night with a bang as they attempted to fit as many holiday songs as they could in 30 seconds.  As their final number drew to an end, Marquis was greeted with loud applause. However, the holiday cheers doesn’t stop here for choir, as the entire department will have another concert this Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.