Region – State Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow) joined Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin recently in welcoming the Hudson High School Camerata A Capella Choir back to the Statehouse for another impressive holiday performance.
The Statehouse celebrates the holiday season with many cherished traditions: gathering to light the 18-foot menorah; commemorating a beautiful Christmas tree in honor of our veterans and Gold Star families; and inviting student musical groups to perform as part of Galvin’s annual holiday concert series.
Led by Choir Director Jeannette McLellan, the Camerata performed their unique spin on Christmas carols and Hanukkah classics – including a rousing a cappella version of “Build Me Up Buttercup.” Their voices echoed up the Grand Staircase, bringing elected officials out of their offices and inviting school tours to stop and enjoy the music.
“In my work at the Statehouse and in the district, I have the privilege to meet with young people passionately using their voice for good. The student singers of the Hudson Camerata are no different,” said Hogan. “It is so meaningful for me to be a part of providing this opportunity for our students to share their talents – and their optimism – with residents of the commonwealth. Amidst this busy holiday season, their voices hit home what state government is all about.”
The singers closed their performance with a unique Hudson Camerata tradition: one last song in the Memorial Hall to take advantage of the acoustics beneath the gold dome.