St. Luke’s Christmas Concert

​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.

Sylvia McNair

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.


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