The Chattanooga Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present its 2021 Christmas Music Celebration this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the stake center, 3067 Ooltewah Ringgold Road in Ooltewah. The event is free. All are welcome.
The choir will celebrate the birth and life of Jesus Christ through music. Special musical numbers include, “What Child is This,” “Carol of the Bells,” “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” “For Unto Us a Child is Born,” Silent Night,” “The Night that Christ Was Born,” “If I Were a Shepherd,” “Away in a Manger,” “Christ Child, Christ Child,” “Little Drummer Boy in Spanish,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Follow the Light,” “O Holy Night,” “The First Noel” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.”
The congregation will be invited to sing along on “Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Away in a Manger,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Joy to the World.” Special instrumental solos and accompaniment feature music of the violin, guitar, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, organ, piano, strings, bells and flute.
The choir will be under the direction of Mrs.
Kathy Wolfe, stake musical director. Pianists are Florence Ashby and Minister of Music Taron Berry of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Organists are Bonnie Ashby, Nathan Prodromides and Susan Ward.
“Christmas is a time of good tidings and great joy (Luke 2:10),” said Mrs. Wolfe. “It is a time when we pause to remember Jesus Christ, ‘the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace’ (Isaiah 9:6). It is a time when we praise His holy name, saying ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men’ (Luke 2:14). During this sacred time, we invite everyone in the greater Chattanooga area to rejoice with us in celebrating the greatest story ever told.”
For other ways to “focus on Jesus Christ this Christmas,” view the 2021 First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional here