Choir gets into the holiday spirit

Sara Phillips

Winter is a busy time of year for the Westlake choir. On Dec. 6, members performed in the annual Winter Concert in the Performing Arts Center.

“Performing is unlike any other experience,” senior Brittany Wetmore said. “The feeling of being on stage and being a part of something bigger than just yourself is powerful. It was sad to do my last Winter Concert, but I still had so much fun singing with my friends.”

The choir department also recently held auditions for this year’s musical Shrek the Musical, which will take place Feb. 5-7.

“Auditions for the musical were a little scary, but it was fun,” Madrigal senior Susannah Crowell said. “It’s so entertaining to watch your friends get up and nail all of those monologues when they’ve never acted before. I expect more fun in rehearsals, impressive costumes and awesome choreography like last year’s West Side Story, but this show’s really funny, and no one dies.”

The Madrigals, the varsity choir group, is especially busy this month. In addition to performing Dec. 6 at the Westlake Chic-fil-A’s 10th anniversary celebration and in the Winter Concert, they will begin their tradition of singing at the elementary schools next week.

“We can’t wait,” Susannah said. “Some of us remember watching the Madrigals come to our elementary schools when we were little and wanting to be Madrigals someday. It feels strange and amazing to finally be in those shoes and inspire other elementary kids.”