Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital

The Upper School choir performed at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital on Dec. 16, singing for a large group of patients along with their families.

“Going to Scottish Rite was amazing because I think that children who are sick are especially deserving of experiencing holiday cheer,” said junior Eli Reed. “Even just putting a smile on one child’s face made it all worth it for us.”

They sang a selection of traditional holiday songs, as well as some modern compositions.

The choir’s trip to Scottish Rite is a part of a new initiative to go off campus more frequently to perform for various organizations.

These trips off-campus help the singers build confidence through performing in front of crowds. They also allow the singers to experience the joy that music can bring people, such as the children at Scottish Rite, students said.

“It was really rewarding to see the kids smile when we sang,” said junior Joohan Kim.

On Dec. 19, choir will gather to perform one last holiday show, at the annual Greenhill singalong in Rose hall.