Servite’s Christmas Concert

Allison Perea and Hayley Johnson

Last night, the Servite choir graced the stage for their annual Christmas performance. With musical numbers from “Joy to the World” to “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” the men of Servite wowed their audience and gave a spectacular performance.

All of the choirs stated on stage singing “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” arranged by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with vocal arrangements by Servite’s choir director Mrs. Cahill. Not only did the boys sing like seasoned professionals, but they kept the audience engaged throughout the entire song. “I struggled with the harmonies at first, but once I got it down, I was able to go with the flow and perform with my brothers,” said Ryan Bass, Servite junior and select choir member.

The select choir sang a plethora of very difficult songs including, “This is my wish/Let there be peace on earth” in the style of Voctave. The song is exciting, but you can tell how difficult it must have been to learn. The boys made it look absolutely effortless. 

Boys singing Silent Night in different languages. Photo by Allison Perea.

A few boys had the special opportunity to sing a solo for the packed crowd. Samuel George ‘21 was one of those special singers. Sam sang “The Man with the Bag” by Stanley, Taylor ,and Brooks. He acted the whole song out to the audience keeping the beat as he paced across the apron. “I was nervous at first to perform, but once I stepped onstage I just had fun and the nerves went away,” Sam said on Tuesday night after his performance. Another soloist who killed it was Jeminai Leuta-Ulu ‘20 who sang “All I Want for Christmas” in the style of Mariah Carey. The football player sang the song with such grace that you would think he’s been performing for years.

Samuel George singing his solo. Photo by Allison Perea.

The soloist who without a doubt stole the show was senior Sean Oliu. Sean sang two solos, playing the acoustic guitar for the first and the electric guitar for the second. For his first solo he sang a song while sitting on a stool on the apron. The second solo he sang was “Hallelujah it’s Christmas” with the senior choir boys dancing a line dance in the background. Rosary senior Melanie Beltran commented on his performance, “So, I’m just in love with Sean Oliu and I just love him so much. I just came, actually, just to see him, and it was the highlight of the year. I love senior year with Sean Oliu.”

Sean Oliu playing his electric guitar. Photo by Allison Perea

One of Rosary’s own even performed in the large production number. It was a Christmas version of “One Day More” from Les Miserables. Sophomore Anna DiCrisi sang alongside Samuel George at the beginning of the song. She made all of us here at Rosary proud.

Anna DiCrisi and Sam George singing together. Photo by Allison Perea.

With all of these performances and many more, Servite’s Christmas concert was an absolute hit. All of the hard work put into the show paid off, and we at the Royal Reporter can’t wait until next year’s Christmas concert.