MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Javier Colon, the winner in the inaugural season of the hit television show “The Voice” in 2011, came to Mahopac High School last month to conduct a master class for 10 MHS students from each of the school’s vocal ensembles. After the workshops, Colon performed a private concert for Mahopac students and their families.

Jennifer Vara, a Mahopac Middle School music teacher and friend of Colon, helped put the event together. During the concert, he sang both covers and original songs from his latest album, “Gravity.” He closed the show with the late Leonard Cohen’s classic, “Hallelujah,” accompanied by the MHS choral group.