Halloween chorus performance at Arms
Oak Park Arms Retirement Community Resident Marian Menges parades around the ballroom during the Arms’ Halloween Extravaganza. | Photo courtesy James C. Svehla
Updated: December 9, 2012 6:07AM
The Oak Park Arms hosted an intergenerational choral performance Oct. 27.
The first and second grade elementary students from the Oliver Wendell Holmes School chorus joined the Oak Park Arms Chorus in the ballroom as part of the Arms’ Halloween Extravaganza. Both choruses performed songs together (such as the Halloween classic “Monster Mash”) and individually. A solo by Howard R. McClain was also featured, as well as a community sing-along.
The Oak Park Arms Social Programming Director Desi Vasquez partnered with Anjali Asokan Karia, the Holmes School music director, to put together the performances.
This was the students’ annual debut and also the first time they sang in harmony together.
Festivities included a costume parade in which the students and residents, as well as members of the public, paraded around the ballroom showing off their costumes. The best-dressed winner received a prize.~.