December 5, 2018
Writer: Bryanna Willis

It never hurts to ask. You could get a Top 20 Billboard artist to perform with your children’s choir.

At least that is what happened when Becky Rhoads, the director of the Treblemakers, an afterschool children’s choir in Idaho Falls, decided to ask Margo Rey to perform with the group in their Christmas concert.

Of course it didn’t just happen like that, but the story is never-the-less surprising for those involved.

Rhodes said she was searching everywhere for sheet music or an accompaniment track for Rey’s song, “This Holiday Night,” but it was nowhere to be found.

She was able to find Rey’s Facebook page and messaged her about getting some sort of track. Rhodes then got a message back asking for her contact information and then just a couple days later Rey personally called Rhodes.

From there they spoke over Facetime and when Rey heard the children’s choir singing her song, “This Holiday Night,” she decided to fly to Idaho Falls to perform with them.

“It just melted my heart,” Rey said.

When asked about directly contacting someone who has questions about her music Rey said, it’s not something that usually happens.

“I figured this was something very close to her heart and it would be easier to get a feel for each other if we did a Facetime and see how I could help her in any way,” Rey said. “Anything that I can do that shapes the creativity of people, or youngsters that would be really rewarding to me, so I’m honored.”

When Rhodes told the children that Rey would be coming she said their faces just lit up.

“They feel so special, and so excited,” Rhodes said.

The song Rey sang with the choir was her original Christmas song, “This Holiday Night.”

Rey wrote the song based on some of her own experiences as a child celebrating Christmas.

“I really feel like it’s kind of a universal feeling,” Rey said. “Holidays and family gatherings and like that, when you really incorporate the enthusiasm of children.”

She wrote the song while she was on a hike in the summer and said the lyrics came to her, “as a gift.”

Follow this link for the music video for "This Holiday Night."

To find out where Rey is performing next visit her website at margoreymusic.com. To see more pictures of the event and Rey's visit district 91's Facebook page.