Wednesday the 28th marked the beginning of their Christmas tour, when the G-R singers sang at the Gladbrook tree lighting. This is the first of the many places that the singers will be spreading Christmas cheer. Their official tour will be take place on Thursday, December 20. They will be making a total of four different stops throughout the day. The first stop will be at Parkview manor in Reinbeck at 9:30. From there, the singers will travel over the river and through the woods to Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook at 10:40. Then the choir will return to Reinbeck to perform at Westview Estates at 11:30. The final stop on this tour will be Ridgeway Place in Waterloo at 1:30.
The repertoire for these performances will include: Over the River and Through the Woods, arranged by James Eliot; My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music, arranged by Mac Huff; A Wreath of Carols, arranged by Greg Gilpin; and All I Want For Christmas Is You, also arranged by Mac Huff. All I Want For Christmas is You will feature Alyssa Christopher as a soloist. Seniors Courtney Crozier and Erin Wentzein will only sing solos. Courtney will be singing Have Yourself a Merry Christmas and Erin will solo on Merry Christmas, Darling. This tour was put together by the choir director, Amanda Bridges, who thinks this is a great way to for the G-R Singers to spread the spirit of Christmas throughout the community.