NEWS: Law Choir Shows Off Musical Talents Around Milford
By Marissa Pollack – Staff Reporter
Jonathan Law’s choir is bigger and better than ever this year.
Recently, the choir has been featured at events all around Milford. Some events include Christmas caroling at Milford Hospital, at the Lamplight Stroll, the Milford Christmas tree lighting, and the choir’s annual concert along with the Law band and strings.
“Since last year we have gained about 10 new members and we have a new teacher (Mrs. Jones),” senior Brianna Whitlock said. “Advanced choir now has a male group (featuring seniors Michael Maccio and Jon Paul Amaro) which is new.”
The new male members of the choir have made an immediate impact on the program.
“I’ve only been in choir for two years now and it’s been so much fun,” Macchio said. “We all are amazing people and blend together as singers marvelously.”
In mid-December, the choir had another successful performance at its annual winter concert. One song was done a capella, another included a djembe (drum) player, and another was a song that featured the children’s choir.
The choir has already performed at West Shore Middle School and will soon be reaching out to Harborside Middle School as well. They will be promoting the Law music department in general and the choir program.
“It’s going great this year,” junior Emma Hudd said. “We are singing better than ever and nothing can keep us down.”
Gaining a new teacher has only made the group grow closer. Choir teacher Ms. Jones said that each performance and practice has been filled with improvements.
“I could not be more proud of the progress the chorus has made this year and all the effort that they put in,” Jones said. “Their lives are busy and full of challenges and obstacles and yet they overcome them and rise above to come together as an amazing musical family.”
Jones said that positivity is overflowing this year. The group is advancing vocally while creating a close family like bond helping them to grow stronger.
“I love the energy and the close bond we have formed with everyone,” senior Beatrice Relucio said.
The group can’t wait to see what lies ahead in their future. Members said they have no doubt they will continue their success and become even better as the year goes on.