Risen Savior Lutheran Church announced it will hold its inaugural Community Christmas Concert on Sunday afternoon, December 14 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. on the Risen Savior campus. The public is invited to attend the concert, which will benefit the Chandler Food Bank. The admission fee is a donation of two cans of food per adult attendee or more if you wish.
The program will feature a variety of Christmas favorites performed by a talented cast of vocal and instrumental soloists and groups. Featured soloists will include renowned trumpet soloist and international recording artist, Timothy Moke, as well as popular Sun Lakes piano stylist, Tom McKay. Performing groups will be the Voices of Christmas Octet, the Risen Savior Concert Choir and Bells, and the Risen Savior Worship Band. The Concert Choir will be conducted by master organist and director Bill Bade along with organist Carla Robertson, who accompanies the choir on piano/organ and directs the bell choir. The worship band will perform under the Director of Worship, Joel Endicott. In addition to performing their featured selections, all of the musicians will accompany the audience in singing popular Christmas carols throughout the concert.
Rev. Ron Burcham, Senior Pastor of Risen Savior commented, “We are excited about instituting our Community Christmas Concert, which we fully expect to become a valued annual tradition here at Risen Savior and throughout the southeast Chandler community. I am extremely proud of, and most appreciative, for the efforts of our many members and guest musicians who have joined together to create and produce this momentous event. We are anticipating a full-house and, therefore, encourage attendees to arrive early to ensure optimal seating.” Risen Savior is located just south of Safeway on Alma School.
Pastor Burcham added, “If you appreciate well-performed Christmas music and like to sing Christmas carols, you should truly enjoy this audience-friendly celebration of Christmas. Moreover, together we will be providing needed food assistance to some of our less-fortunate neighbors here in Chandler. We invite all of our guests to join us for a brief reception with the musicians immediately following the concert. Complimentary refreshments will be served.”
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