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A look back and forward on Linfield’s choir performances

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Julian Ortiz

On a rainy night in December, the final choir concert of the year was getting underway. The event held in the Ice Auditorium showcased three separate choral groups: Wildcat Glee Club, Cascara Voce and the Concert Choir.
The Wildcat Glee Club sang a total of five songs, with a highlight being “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” which was one of many instances throughout the evening of a ‘caroling moment’ calling for audience participation. Ice Auditorium’s famous organ was played during the song as well. Another highlight that made the audience bellow in laughter was the humorous twist on “12 days of Christmas”, consisting of a raucous melody of Christmas classics like Silver Bells, Rudolph, and then transitioned into a remix of Toto’s Africa. The song concluded with three singers giving an attempt at hitting a high note.

The choir gets ready to perform (Julian Ortiz)

Next up to the stage was Cascara Voce, who performed four songs. Like The Wildcat Glee Club, there was an opportunity for the audience to be participants in making the already festive event even more joyful. The difference being, “O Christmas Tree” was performed with both English and German lyrics. Their set ended with an Elton John song, “Step into Christmas” which the older attendees sang along with without much issue, but the younger attendees were left a little confused. The song had been introduced with a joke, “The big hit of 1972!”
Rounding out the evening, the Concert Choir delivered six bouts of memorizing singing. The previous groups had a more upbeat tone and energy, but the Concert Choir’s song placed the groups’ vocal prowess on full display. Particularly with “Gloria’ and “Nu’Oil” did the choir shine. For the finale, all three choirs joined for one last caroling moment and a combined piece, “Mele Kalikimaka” before closing shop for the night.
The next choral concert will be held on March 19. Save the date because it is sure to be another wonderful evening of Linfield’s own singing their souls out.

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Julian Ortiz, Staff Writer
Julian Ortiz is a staff writer with a particular focus on writing movie reviews. He is a JAMS major, creative writing minor. Coming out of Keizer Oregon, Julian loves to write, and to create. In his free-time he enjoys watching video essays on Youtube, going to the movies, writing, and talking way too much about storytelling.

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