Methodist choir opened Christmas season with concert

To the Editor:

The Ridgecrest United Methodist Church, under Pastor Rich LaShure, celebrated the beginning of the Christmas season with a Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2. Director of Music Janice Anderson conducted a full choir that sang traditional songs and spirituals, a brass ensemble and a women’s trio.

The singers, Kathy Cummings, Camie Keeter, and Amber Petersen entertained the audience with many seasonal favorites including “Silent Night,” “Dear Little Stranger,” “Have You Heard” and “Rejoice.”

Soloist Amber Peterson sang a stirring rendition of “O Holy Night.” The concert infused the crowd with the spirit and joy of the Christmas season. Musicians played a variety of instruments including a brass ensemble of trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba, as well as piano, percussion, bass, keyboard and flute.

Theresa Goldstrand

Story First Published: 2012-12-12