The Chamber Singers of Amity Middle School in Bethany embraced a unique performance opportunity. The students visited the Senior Center in Woodbridge with a geared up performance and a focus on the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a district effort that focuses on being more present. In addition to a performance for the local seniors, the Chamber Singers also engaged in lunchtime conversations with the folks after a round of card games. It was a win, win for all those in attendance. The locals enjoyed their time with the students, and the students had a great time with their mindful discussions as well. The students enjoyed the stories that the seniors had to tell, and both sides enjoyed connecting their different life experiences over food and games. It was the first concert for the Chamber Singers this season. The performance included many solos and duets from a repertoire of music that was selected with the senior citizens in mind. The group had some great follow-up conversations in regard to the exercise in mindfulness, and they hope to revisit again in the spring.

The Chamber Singers will be part of the Winter Concert on Dec. 7 at Amity Middle School in Bethany where they and the other choral ensemble will be presenting a full program about mindfulness.