As part of Magnolia Chorale’s “Outreach” program, our singers recently performed many beautiful, traditional holiday pieces, in addition to surprisingly new versions of old-time favorite tunes, to enthusiastic residents of Seattle’s much-loved Park Shore retirement residence.
Peppered throughout our performance were many classic, familiar carols. Our audience of cheery-voiced, open-hearted folks sang out in harmony with us. Everyone agreed that, together, the sound was fantastic! It was great fun to share the joy and love for humanity that the holiday season evokes in all of us.
The Chorale sings four outreach concerts a year. We often travel to various parts of Seattle to perform for groups who are unable to come to Magnolia. Every holiday season we gather in Magnolia Village to sing carols and goofy, fun Christmas songs to village merchants and busy shoppers searching for that “perfect” holiday treasure.
We’ve performed outdoor “mini” concerts on hot, sunny days and even scooped out ice cream cones when temperatures drifted towards 90 degrees. At that point, our sing-along neighbors—actually, everyone in the general area—needed something cold and yummy to top off the fun of singing out on the lawn as part of a carefree summer day. The universal opinion was that “fudge-ripple” and “Oh Susanna” were perfectly combined.
A community of singers who enjoy spending time together making great music.