At the beginning of the school year, all of the kids have to try out for chorus. There is also a special group called “show choir” which is a small group of 20 kids who are considered to be the best singers in the Jr. High (5 – 8th grade). You can imagine how excited Louisa was when she got picked for it, she didn’t think she was all that good, but she really is!
Show choir not only performs for the regular concerts at Christmas and in the spring, but also for special events. One of the things that they do twice a month is go to a local nursing home and perform for the elderly. Louisa says it is a lot of fun and that she can tell that some of these people look forward to them coming. She said there is one lady who wants to hug all of them before they leave.
Friday after Louisa got home from going to the nursing home, she came straight over to the house. “Guys, I am so excited, our director told us that we are going to get to sing at the courthouse just before Christmas!”
“Wow, that’s very cool! Do you know when it will be?” asked Alya.
“She said we are scheduled to perform on December 14th, and we sing for the whole hour between noon and one o’clock so that people can come listen to us during their lunch hour.” “That sounds like it will be very nice and a lot of fun!” replied Abby.
“I think it will be…” then Louisa hesitated. “The director wants me to sing a solo!”
“That’s awesome!” exclaimed Shivan. “See, we told you that you were very good, you just didn’t believe us. What do you have to sing?”
“The director said something about “O Holy Night”, there would be several of us each singing one section of it. She’s still working out the details. I’ll have to do a lot of practicing, that’s only about a month away!”
The girls were super excited for Louisa. Unfortunately they won’t get to see her perform it live, but a local television station records it and replays it later, so we’ll all get to see it when it airs. Congratulations Louisa!