The concert gave all members of the choir a platform to showcase their hard work, progress, and holiday cheer. Along with a few folk songs, numerous familiar Christmas tunes, a sing-along portion, there were some soloists that took centerstage singing songs such as, Silent Night, White Christmas, Believe, and Oh Holy Night, which were performed by Susie Garcia Rodriguez, Sonia Martinez, Makenna Percy, Jorge Valdez Rico, Charles Ruiz Nguyen, Nicolas Sanchez, and more!.
The Christmas choir concert was a show to remember, not only for the audience, but also for choir performers themselves, who got to go backstage at the Samueli Theatre, and attend to their own dressing rooms. When we were directed to the performer’s dressing rooms I took a closer look and saw that beside the doors was a label that read, “The Samueli Academy Choir,” I had to do a double take. It made me, personally, feel like we had made it. Yet what was truly breathtaking was walking out onto the brightly lit stage, and performing with the whole choir, for the first time.