St. Luke’s United Methodist Church will treat the Indianapolis community to a top-notch Christmas concert, with free performances on Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2. It’s a gift that is Rob designed to keep on giving.
Gift to Central Indiana
“We host this concert as a gift to the community,” said Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor at St. Luke’s. “Our choirs,
ensembles and musicians work extremely hard preparing for this concert. They offer it as gift not just to our
church but the entire community.”
Immigrant Welcome Center
Meanwhile, the audience is invited to “pay it forward” through a freewill offering received during the concert,
which will benefit a local immigration resettling support agency: the Immigrant Welcome Center. Funds
received at last year’s performances resulted in a $19,000 donation to a local food pantry.
This year’s candlelight concert – “Welcome Christmas! Sing a Song of Hope” – includes the holiday classics as
well as a special guest appearance from two-time Grammy award-winning vocalist, Sylvia McNair. “Sylvia is one of today’s leading interpreters of the Great American Songbook,” said Mark Squire, Director of Worship & the Arts at St. Luke’s “During a thriving opera career, she released over 70 albums, including two Songbook recordings with pianist Andre Previn and has earned two Grammy awards. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. McNair to our stage.”
Many groups performing
Additionally, the 140-voice St. Luke’s Chancel Choir will be joined by St. Luke’s “New Song” ensemble, Chorale, Wesleyan Ringers, and the St. Luke’s Orchestra.
“This truly is an event for our community presented by our community,” Squire remarked, “The collaboration of
musicians and philanthropists truly makes this event a living embodiment of the holiday spirit.” Area musical groups also participating include Whiteland Community High Rhythm Masters and the North Central High School String Quartet.
St. Luke’s is located at 100 W. 86th St., in Indianapolis. Performances are scheduled for 7:30PM on Friday, December 1st, and 4:00PM on Saturday, December 2nd.