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Spring Coffee House

This past Friday, April 20, Holy Family put on its second Coffee House this school year. This spring Coffee House featured Holy Family’s most talented musicians, singers, and a wide array of pieces by Holy Family’s own Voices of Fire and Jazz Band.

This Coffee House showcased a vintage theme, and supplied the audience with free root beer floats at intermission, along with a wide variety of desserts for sale.

I had the opportunity to speak with a few of the students performing this Friday and ask them about their performances.

Kenzie King: “I’m singing a solo called “Isn’t She Lovely”. This is my first solo and I chose this song because I love the lyrics. It reminded me of my parents and the happy times we’ve shared. All in all, my song is like a tribute to my family and I’m excited for them to hear it.”

Eve Breimhorst: “I’m singing a song called “If Love is a Red Dress”. I chose it because it’s from one of my dad’s favorite movies – Pulp Fiction. It’s a challenge for me because it’s an angry song and it requires me to sing high and low notes. My dad is playing the guitar to accompany me and is also whistling because I can’t whistle. Voices has worked really hard for this performance and we’re to show off our talents!”

Allie Phillips: “I’m singing “My Girl” for Coffee House, along with 3 other songs with Voices of Fire. It’s going to be a fun time. Also, I think my mom made cupcakes for the concessions.”

Emily Sokolis: “For this Coffee House, I chose to sing “Hallelujah”. I choose it because it is a very special song to me. During my Haiti trip a few weeks ago, when we were at Mother Theresa’s Home for the Sick and Dying, a sister of charity grabbed a few of us and brought us to this medicine room. When we entered, we were greeted by 6 little girls who were singing Hallelujah and had created a dance to go with it. It was one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.

Overall, Coffee House was a success once again, with a packed audience and happy smiles. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to this show I highly encourage you to attend in the fall!

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