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Gadsden State A Cappella Choir announces its Christmas tour 


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 to perform 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. 2 – 5:30 p.m.  First Friday in Downtown Gadsden

Dec. 4 – 6 p.m.  North Gadsden Baptist Church 

Dec. 6 – 11 a.m.  Belleview Baptist Senior Adult Luncheon 

Dec. 8 – Noon, Gadsden Rotary Club

Dec. 11 – 6 p.m.  First United Methodist Church of Rainbow City

Dec. 12 – 6:30 p.m.  GSCC Show Band & Choir Christmas Showcase

Dec. 16 – 11 a.m. Life Insurance of Alabama Christmas Party 

Dec. 16 – 1 p.m.  CED Mental Health Employee Christmas Party

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 or visit