SHS Musicians Perform for Senior Citizens

Senior citizen luncheon provides opportunity for community performance

Julia Pasini and Hannah Carle

Every Thursday, except for holidays, the First Trinitarian Congregational Church (FTCC) on First Parish Road hosts a luncheon for senior citizens. With a donation of $4, seniors can spend one afternoon each week socializing while enjoying a warm meal together. Local volunteers cook lunch for approximately 60 people, which might include American Chop Suey and fresh hot rolls.

During special occasions, such as the winter holiday season, Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day, Scituate High School choral groups perform during the luncheon. In previous years, members of Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Jazz Choir, and Select Choir have performed under the direction of SHS music teacher Bill Richter, who also directs the music program at the Congregational Church.

Senior Payton Swan calls this a great experience, especially around the holidays, and added that they do this every year. Last December, SHS performers sang several songs and featured violinist Anders Johnson, a senior at SHS, who had an amazing solo. As the group performed, the senior citizens were visibly joyous and thankful. The Cam and Teddy Show was there to document the luncheon, so check out their video on The Scituation YouTube channel!