The Gadsden State Community College A Cappella Choir will be singing at many community events and churches during its annual Christmas Tour. The singers will kick-off the tour at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Alabama Education Association meeting in Montgomery.
The tour includes the group’s 20th consecutive year performing at the Annual Tree Lighting at Regency Point. The performance will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The highlight of the tour is the Community Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at First United Methodist of Gadsden. It is free and open to the public. The group is under the direction of J.T. Harrell.
Other performance dates are:
Dec. 1 State AEA meeting, Renaissance Hotel Montgomery 7 p.m.
Dec. 2 Caroling at local businesses, First Friday Downtown Gadsden Yes
Dec. 4 North Gadsden Baptist Church 6 p.m.
Dec. 6 Belleview Baptist Senior Adult Luncheon 11 a.m.
Dec. 6 Annual Tree Lighting Regency Point (20th consecutive year) 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 Gadsden Rotary Club, Gadsden County Club Noon
Dec. 11 First United Methodist of Rainbow City 6 p.m. Yes
Dec. 12 Band and Choir Christmas Show Case, Wallace Hall 6:30 p.m. Yes
Dec. 13 Community Christmas Concert First United Methodist Gadsden 6:30 p.m. Yes
Dec. 16 Life Insurance of Alabama Christmas Party 11 a.m.
Dec. 16 CED Mental Health Employee Christmas Party, Downtown Civic Center 1 p.m.
The group consists of 21 students who study voice in addition to their various collegiate majors. The singers include Angel Vega of Albertville; William Eaton of Anniston; Saibri Ross of Birmingham; Katherine Hodges, Edie McKibben, Madison Nelson, Aaliyah Palka, Isabella Swatek and Evan Tigue, all of Gadsden; Matthew McClendon of Gallant; Layla Abernathy of Glencoe; Rebekah Smith of Hokes Bluff; Isaiah Moore of Oneonta; Blakely Burgdoerfer of Oxford; Emma Beasley, Benjamin Copeland, Sydney Day, Harrison Hood and Ashley Pentecost, all of Southside; and Charles Lewis and Emma Smith, both of Springville.
For more information concerning the Gadsden State Singers, contact J.T. Harrell at 256-549-8391 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gadsdenstate.edu/finearts.