VASJ's Lady Vikings Choir visits nursing homes for Valentine's Day

By Hailey Barnett ’18

To share the love in honor of Valentine’s Day, the Lady Vikings Choir participated in a performance tour, performing love songs for residents at four local nursing homes.

The Lady Vikings Choir visited and performed at the Slovene Home, Hilltop Village, Mt. St. Joseph and Hospice of Western Reserve. 

"I am so blessed to be their director and to see how passionate these girls are for both music and service,” says Lady Vikings Choir Director Brianna Wilson. 

Solos were performed by Anaiya Stevens ’18, Sarah Carroll ’18, Jordan Stanoch ’18, and Leah Stanoch ’18. 

The Lady Vikings covered songs:

You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis
I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
Realize by Colbie Caillat
What is Love by Veronika Bozeman
One and Only by Adele
All of Me by John Legend

Not only did the young ladies sing for the residents but also they took time to socialize and get to know the residents on a personal level. Singing in individual rooms and to groups; small and large, the Lady Vikings shared their gifts and vibrancy to the residents.

"When we went to our second to last stop I told this nice lady that she doesn't look old she looks very young,” says Jordan Stanoch '20. “She told me after that she was going to write that in her journal. I was very happy I made her day."

While the Lady Vikings spent time with the residents of nursing homes, they also had quality time on the bus with one another. Their radiant and encouraging attitudes towards each other accentuates their blossoming sisterhood. 

Gaining confidence, popularity, and a bond between one another, it looks like a good year to be a part of the Lady Vikings Choir.

Hailey Barnett is a junior at Villa Angela- St. Joseph High School. She is involved in the Women's Choir, National Honor Society, Catholic Students for Peace and Justice, and Peer Ministry. She has a passion for writing, public speaking, and service. After graduation, she plans on attending Harvard University.