Sounds of the Season

On December 10th, the Blessed Trinity Fine Arts department hosted its annual Christmas Chorus Concert, “Sounds of the Season”.  The show was as amazing as ever despite some new, necessary COVID-19 precautions.

After an opening prayer by Father Bob Fredrick, the show began with a song by Thomas Tallis, entitled “Tallis’ Canon,” followed by the entire vocal ensemble singing an acapella rendition of “Carol of the Bells”. Mr. Gus Godbee then thanked the audience and explained what “a Herculean effort” putting on this show was. Noting that the various vocal ensembles would often have to rehearse outside if they could rehearse at all! 

Grumbly the elf (Junior, Katherine Mason) then marched on stage to spread some joy and laughter with a Christmas-themed monologue. This was followed by an acapella mashup of several popular Christmas songs, named “12 Days of Christmas” performed by the Blessed Trinitones. 

Next, an angelic duet performance of “Hallelujah” was delivered by Ella Boyd and Ally Loquasto.  A ‘contemporary’ piece titled, “Mary Did You Know?” followed, yet again performed acapella by the senior members of the Trinitones! Unfortunately, two members of the senior ensemble were quarantined so the cast had to adjust some of the solos and arrangements, yet they managed to rouse the audience and set the theater on fire with their harmonic number. 

“Santa Tell Me” was up next, this time featuring an ensemble of tenth-grade talent and boasting an excellent percussion and piano accompaniment. “The Sussex Carol” followed, after a brief note by Mr. Godbee who praised his performers, even in this difficult time, as they were able to come together and figure out a way to perform!  “A Blue Christmas”, a jazzy “boy’s number,” performed excellently under Mr. Godbee’s direction. 

A quartet of junior singers then performed “Winter Wonderland”, they certainly did this holiday classic justice!  Followed by a brief excerpt about humid Christmases courtesy of Mr. Godbee, Javier Mina performed a rousing rendition of  “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” as a solo.  Ethan Poterez and Dominic Plummer played the strings in a mashup of “We Three Kings”, and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” sung by Cristina Zito and Emma Stunda.  Next, “Holy Night” was performed as a solo by the incomparable Jenna Gonzalez. 

Finally, the audience was invited to join in a sing-along to fulfill the Blessed Trinity holiday tradition!