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Some Ventura County High School choir students have released an album of Holiday songs

Buena High School
Their 5th album is released on December 9

If you love to get into the festive spirit with some holiday music, then this might be for you!

Back in person after something of a more silent holiday season last year, and the students in the choir at Buena High School in Ventura, are now determined to lift ALL our spirits with a CD album fit for the season.

17-year-old Mariah Young, who is President of the Choir, told KCLU it's good to be back singing with others.

She says she didn't feel like singing during the pandemic, so making the album and singing with the choir once again, has "sparked passion."

"Students were devastated that they were not able to sing together in real-time during the pandemic. However, since we have been back at school, you can see students' spirits being lifted as we sing together in harmony and record beautiful music again," said Choir Director Kevin Downey.

The album, called Not So Silent Night, is the fifth volume released by students at the school - although there was a hiatus last year because of the pandemic.

It features has ten songs, some of which are Christmas and Holiday hits and some are penned by the students themselves and recorded at on-campus recording studio.

The physical CD is available for sale in the school's ASB store and library, and it's also available for download from iTunes or Amazon Music.

You can also watch the students perform live at their benefit concert on December 9, 2021, from 6-7 pm in the Buena High School McConnell Auditorium, located at 5670 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Masks are required for all audience members.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 10 Golden Mike Awards, 5 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for eleven years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.