Carol of the Halls

The honors choirs spread joy in the halls right before winter break


Morgan Cooper

The Concert Choir altos practice the Hallelujah Chorus, a favorite among performers and the audience alike.

Morgan Cooper, Bear Hub Staff

The Bella Voce Sopranos circle up to hear each other better when practicing the Hallelujah Chorus. (Morgan Cooper)

As winter break approaches, so does the hallway caroling of Concert Choir and Bella Voce. An exciting time for many, this is especially exciting for the seniors, as they were the last group to carol back in 2019.

This tradition includes singing telegrams, where groups of 3 from the classes go into classrooms with an unsuspecting victim and sing a carol dedicated to them, and the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus by Concert Choir in the rotunda, and then once again in the terminal, joined by Bella Voce.

While Covid may have broken this tradition for a year, it’s back for the end of 2021. Senior Avery Lipkin says “I am very excited for sophomores and juniors to join this tradition. It is such a bonding experience and SO much fun!”

The sophomores and juniors may have had similar experiences in their younger years when Concert Choir visited Hammarskjold and the elementary schools, but it cannot compare to being involved in these traditions for themselves at EBHS.