Favorite Christmas Concert Held Virtually

The Glendale City Church has, for decades, provided an outstanding Christmas concert enjoyed by the entire community. This year’s concert will be no different, except it will be virtual. The concert will premiere on the church’s YouTube channel (www.YouTube.com/c/GlendaleCityChurch) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. The concert will include singers from the Glendale City Church Sanctuary Choir, Donald Brinegar Singers with JPL Singers, Temple City United Methodist Church Choir, Vallejo Drive Adventist Church Choir and the Glendale Academy Band and Chorale. Dr. Clarissa Shan is choral director at Glendale City and the executive producer of the virtual concert. Kemp Smeal is accompanist on the organ and piano. Lyndon Johnston Taylor, principal second violin with the LA Phil, is guest soloist.

The combined choirs will sing “Brightest and Best” by Shawn Kirchner, “Silent Night” by Dan Forrest and two Christmas carols that viewers will be invited to sing along. Each of the participating choirs will sing one or two pieces in addition to the combined choir numbers.