Providence Catholic School Choir sings songs of love

The Providence Catholic School Marian Choristers performed at a very special Valentine’s Day event this year at Independence Hill Assisted Living Residence.

“Chances Are” and “Some Enchanted Evening” were just a few of the love songs from the 1940’s and 50’s the choir sang for each of the 13 senior couples who participated in a wedding/vow renewal ceremony. The Chapel was decorated with hearts and flowers, and members of the couples’ families were in attendance to share in the ceremonies.

Residence Activities Director and Providence graduate Carolyn Burrell Crawford said, “Everyone was so impressed with the girls singing all those love songs. It really added to the event.”

Providence Choir Director Elaine Bir shared, “The girls did a great job performing their songs. But more importantly, they received a life lesson. The students witnessed long-term relationships and a renewal of commitments… in health and some not so good health. The girls were very touched by these elderly couples, holding sometimes shaking hands, or holding onto arms that gripped walkers…seeing them stretching and stretching to kiss each other.”

Providence Senior Olympia Cuellar added, “Seeing these couples married 50 years plus, definitely touched my heart. It inspired me to one day have an endless love like theirs.”

If you want to learn more about Providence Catholic School, please contact Stephanie Takas-Mercer, Admissions Director, 210.224.6651 X 210. If you are interested in the Marian Choristers, Call Elaine Bir at 210.224.6651.