The West Essex Regional High School Honors Choir “The Accolades” performed a holiday concert at the Essex Fells Country Club.
The concert was for the Essex Fells Women’s Association Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 8. About 25 students in the group, dressed in tuxedoes and long black gowns, performed several holiday songs for the women, including “Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” “The 12 Days of Christmas” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
Following the concert, Derek Sica, West Essex Supervisor of World Languages and Music, said he was very pleased to see the choir perform for the association. “The students did a wonderful job under Miss Sorrentino’s direction,” he said. “Today we are able to showcase our students’ talent.”
Accolades Director Christa Sorrentino said the students had been preparing for this concert and the after-school since early fall. ”I really think it was a great opportunity for the Accolades and it was really so appreciated.”
Sorrentino said she hopes the Accolades can perform at the luncheon again.
Accolades singer Krista Liotti said she was very pleased with how the concert went. “We had such a beautiful sound,” said Krista, a senior from Fairfield.
“It was a lot of fun and I think we did a great job,” said Tommy Keegan, a senior from Fairfield. “It is a privilege to be a part of this group.”