Beginning the holiday season

Beginning the holiday season

Mr. Douthit conducts the choir students.

Madison Rorex, Ranger Review Reporter

On Thursday, December 6th, 2012, the Chamber Singers choir piled onto a bus and took a short field trip to Old Town Monument to do some Christmas caroling for a small group of female senior citizens. The girls were all dressed up in their traditional black dresses and the boys in their classy tuxedos.

The Choir made its way into the building, where the students observed the inside of the structure. There were tables full of different assortments of food set up all around the room. The women were sitting in chairs, gathered around the tables of food they had made especially for their visitors, patiently waiting for the performance.

Mr. Douthit, the Choir instructor, introduced himself as well as the Choir group, and they soon began singing. The women sat and enjoyed the music, appreciatively listening and occasionally joining in to sing with them.

Once the Chamber Singers Choir went through their regular routine of singing the Holiday-themed songs they had been practicing in class, they began taking requests from the audience. Of course, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” was suggested, along with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, “Winter Wonderland”, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”, and various others.

Overall, the best part of the field trip was when the choir made its way off of the stage to socialize with the audience. The kind ladies beamed with happiness as they shook the hands of the students, told stories, and encouraged everyone to take as much of the food as they wanted.

The ladies were, no doubt, appreciative of the Chamber Singers Choir coming out that day to sing to them. It was beneficial to the listeners, as well as to the choir, who got to kick off the Holiday season in the best way; spreading their cheer to others.