Madrigal Choir sweetens up season

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By Myleigh Amrhein

Sing it!/ In holiday spirit, the Madrigal Choir performed popular holiday songs at Ethel M Cactus Garden. The money raised during this event was donated to the toy and food drives. Photo by Maddi Williams

The Madrigal Choir performed at The Holiday Lighting Ceremony at The Ethel M Cactus Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Cougs sang some of the most popular holiday songs like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Chanukah O Chanukah.” 

“Overall, our performance was good and a wonderful way to start the holiday season,” Aidan Maynard, sophomore, said. “The atmosphere was very exciting, and everyone was enjoying themselves.” 

HELP of Southern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank held a toy and food drive at the event. All donations collected go to children in need in Southern Nevada. Attendees brought unwrapped toys and canned goods to the free and public event. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak attended the event and helped promote the toy and food drives. 

“It’s kind of stressful at the beginning because we have to learn so many different songs in such a short timeframe,” Mackenzie Lefer, senior, said. “Performing for the governor made it a bit more stressful, but he seemed to enjoy the performance so I would call it a success.”

The Madrigal Choir consists of males and females and is the highest choir offered at Coronado. To get into the Madrigal Choir, students have to take at least one year of choir and then audition at the end of the school year. They will perform again at the Winter Assembly on Friday, Dec. 13. 

“I love being in Madrigals,” Johnathan Henry, sophomore, said. “It’s a great environment where everyone can be accepted. We can all come together and do something we love which is singing. It’s basically a big family.”

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Myleigh Amrhein is a sophomore and a first-year on “The Roar” staff. Myleigh is also in the American Sign Language club at school. She really enjoys getting involved by assisting people with special needs and helping the deaf community. Although she has been learning sign language for five years, she still is not fluent. In her free time she usually is watching TV with her family or hanging out with friends.