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Oak Ridge singers spread holiday cheer

Led by nominated student conductor, senior Sumner Caesar, are Oak Ridge Chamber Singers Jon Skrbina, Justin Damron, Fred Seymour, Nicki Anudokem, Rachel Travis, Sara Mohr, Noelle Biyo, Megan Sinclair and Jasmine Bowerman, left to right. See them in Town Center Dec. 14 & 15 and Dec. 21 & 22. Photo by Julie Samrick
Led by nominated student conductor, senior Sumner Caesar, are Oak Ridge Chamber Singers Jon Skrbina, Justin Damron, Fred Seymour, Nicki Anudokem, Rachel Travis, Sara Mohr, Noelle Biyo, Megan Sinclair and Jasmine Bowerman, left to right. See them in Town Center Dec. 14 & 15 and Dec. 21 & 22. Photo by Julie Samrick

Members of the Oak Ridge Chamber Singer group spent Saturday afternoon warming passersby with classic Christmas songs at Steven Young Amphitheater in Town Center.

The chamber group, one of seven Oak Ridge choirs (there are 240 students in the whole program), has 17 caroling performances scheduled in December alone. The singers will mostly be at Town Center, but they have also brought their trained voices to El Dorado Hills Community Services District events and to the seniors at Four Seasons. They are busy performing at private parties, too, which can be arranged in exchange for monetary donations to the ORHS Music Department.

Oak Ridge choir director Natalie Miller said her favorite part of her job in the nine years she’s held it is seeing her students go from caterpillars to butterflies. “I love watching them go from nervous freshmen to confident seniors and growing as musicians and people,” she said.

Junior Megan Sinclair, 16, agrees. Despite Chamber practice four days a week, she loves it. “My favorite part is how close we all are because of how often we practice and have performances,” said Sinclair.

Try-outs for next year’s Chamber Singers will be held at the end of this school year.

If you missed out on this Saturday or want to hear more here’s a schedule for remaining public caroling events, all held at the Town Center amphitheater:

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14

1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21

1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22

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