by Lindsay Wu ’20
The 18 singers in Vocal Ensemble performed at the annual Fulfillment Fund holiday party on Dec. 2. The Fulfillment Fund is a charity that reaches out to underprivileged and disabled students in the Los Angeles area and mentors them academically throughout high school.
“It’s really nice to be included in this event and to be able to give back to the community and the underprivileged kids in the area. The young women of Vocal Ensemble are always so comfortable at the party and giving back. They always have smiles on their faces, which the kids really need to see,” Choral director Nina Burtchaell said.
This year, the annual Fulfillment Fund was held at the CBS studios. The party consisted of a lunch for the attendees, followed by a performance opened by the ensemble. They sang “A Jolly Jingling Carol Melody,” “Ding-Dong Merrily on High,” and ended with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
“The Fulfillment Fund holiday party was really, really, fun. Bringing joy to the children there was an enjoyable thing to do. I felt so happy and joyful being there, and singing to them was great,” Katie Kennedy ’21 said.
Burtchaell said she felt that the party turned out well.
“I had more fun at this Fulfillment Fund party than at any other before. This year, Vocal Ensemble has the biggest voice, the most talent and the greatest heart of any group I’ve ever taught. I love them all beyond words,” Burtchaell said.