Middle School Chorus Serenades Dominican Village Residents

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Nearly 50 members of the Edmund W. Miles Middle School chorus, under the direction of Debra Koraus, sang for residents of the Dominican Village Long Island Assisted Living Community, as part of the middle school’s ongoing initiative to foster a culture of compassion and kindness. 

Chorus members visited the assisted living facility on Dec. 19 and performed songs from their recent winter concert as well as other seasonal favorites including a “Deck the Halls” medley, the traditional “Dona Nobis Pacem,” “Nutcracker Jingle Bells” and “Feliz Navidad.”  Students gave their time prior to the trip to hand-write holiday cards with personalized messages to Dominican Village residents, which were then handed out at the conclusion of the performance, during which the chorus sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

“It was a truly touching experience for both the students and residents alike,” Ms. Koraus said. “Dominican Village residents and employees in attendance were so pleased with the music and the students’ presence, that an invitation was immediately extended to return.”

The chorus is looking forward to a “Spring Sing” at Dominican Village in the coming months.