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A Very Special VISIONS Christmas Coffeehouse

A Very Special VISIONS Christmas Coffeehouse

The Central Catholic community came together on December 21 for the first Visions Christmas Coffeehouse in three years.

The night featured a variety of inspiring performances cheered on by a supportive audience filled with friends, classmates, and teachers.

Students dancing at the Coffeehouse

"It was a very special night, noted Mr. Matthew Joyal '08, "our first in-person Christmas Coffeehouse since December 2019. The Annual Christmas Coffeehouse tradition began in December 2017, but 2020 was a virtual event and 2021 was canceled due to COVID."

Student performing

"The evening saw a wide variety of performances including a spot-on tribute to Buddy Holly, recitations of original poetry, a stomping full-band cover of Chuck Berry's 'Run Rudolph Run, salutes to Billy Joel, Radiohead, Judy Garland, and Barbra Streisand, and a rousing piano medley - all culminating in a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas,' something that has closed every Christmas Coffeehouse!"

Student singing onstage

Congratulations and thank you to the performers and organizers!

Photo Album: Visions Christmas Coffeehouse

December 21, 2022 - Baroni Hall

Approximately 175 students and staff attended and witnessed performances by:

  • Macy Antonopoulos '25
  • Helena Bernier '23
  • Abigail Boland '24
  • Emma Borrero '25
  • Caleb Cascio '24
  • Jacoby Cascio '26
  • Connor Chase '25
  • Austin Demelo '25
  • Wyatt Ek '23
  • John Quinn Green '26
  • Amanda Montminy '25
  • Maria Muntean '26
  • Erin Olverson '25
  • Navin Ramesh '24
  • Ranjana Ramesh '23
  • Trinity Reyes '25
  • Arturo Rosado Taveras '25
  • Jennifer Saouma '24
  • The Facultones
    • Mr. Rick Cavanaugh
    • Mr. Brian Griffin
    • Mr. Timothy Hart '85
    • Mr. Andrew Joyal '11
    • Mr. Matthew Joyal '08
  • Mr. Mark Svendsen
Teachers play as band the Facultones

The evening is not possible without the hard work of the Visions staff and faculty volunteers.

Student leaders at the microphone


  • Juliana Bouraphael '24
  • Shawn Phan '24
  • Navin Ramesh '24
  • Ranjana Ramesh '23

Stage Manager:

  • Mary-Jo Jabbour '26


  • Mr. Matthew Joyal '08
  • Mr. Mark Svendsen

Faculty Volunteers:

  • Mr. Andrew Joyal, Technical Director
  • Ms. Kaiya Paula '18
  • Ms. Taylor Sacco '16
  • Mr. Matthew Sansoucie '06
  • Mrs. Christine Thompson '06

Coffeehouses are brought to you by Visions Literary & Arts Magazine and showcase the talents of students and faculty from across our CCHS community!

Two studenst preparing iced coffee drinks

Save the date for our next Coffeehouse:

The Spirit Week Coffeehouse, Friday, March 17, 2023


Image of sign thats ays, "Visions Lit Magazien and Coffeehouse"

About Visions Literary & Arts Magazine

Visions is a literary and arts magazine for the CCHS community that brings artistic thought and possibilities to life for the larger school community. One large issue or two smaller issues are published each year. Included are poems, essays, short stories, photography and artwork that are submitted by students and faculty members. The editorial staff meets to edit submissions, coordinate the layout of each issue, and to recruit and discover creativity in the school. Visions also sponsors coffeehouses and open mic nights that empower students and faculty to read and perform their work for their peers. Musicians, writers, supportive fans, and coffee lovers are encouraged to attend. Open to all students to participate in one or both.


Thank you to all of the performers and to the organizers who made it possible for students and staff to come together in Baroni Hall and take the stage!

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