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Renaissance Singers

Posted Dec. 12, 2011


Geauga Renaissance Singers Sing in the Holidays 


The music of the Geauga Renaissance Singers echoed through the halls of Kent State University at Geauga on Thursday, December 08, 2011 as the group performed for students, faculty and staff. Old familiar songs, including White Christmas, The Holly and the Ivy, and We Three Kings, brought the holidays in with the reminder that Christmas is fast approaching.

     Directed by HIldred Tomberg, The Renaissance Singers has been together since 2006. Made up of about 26 'retired people who love to sing' the group began through prompting of personnel at the Geauga Senior Center, where they practice weekly. The Renaissance Singers entertain audiences throughout the year, often singing at nursing homes or senior centers and community concerts such as the Huntsburg Summer Concert Series.

     The Christmas Concert was a part of Kent State University at Geauga's "Stress Buster Week." The week before finals is often a time filled with anxiety and stress. Activities were planned for the students throughout the week to help them decompress. Students, faculty, and staff had an opportunity to practice Tai Chi with instructor Sue Giles and participate in a lunchtime yoga class lead by Melanie Cheraso. The Christmas Concert by the Renaissance Singers, accompanied by pizza and drinks, served to refresh and refuel the students as they began a long weekend of studying in preparation for the final week of testing and the completion of semester long projects. The songs were also a pleasant reminder that winter break will be here soon. Happy Holidays from Kent State University at Geauga.