Saturday, December 8th
3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
The Music Ministries of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church will present our 17th Annual Christmas Concerts on Saturday, December 8 at 3:00 pm and again at 6:00 pm.  The concerts will feature the Chancel Choir, Canyon Carillon Handbell Ringers, the Agape Brass Quintet, Organ, Piano and Timpani.  Special guest artists include vocalists Wade and Cindy Hoff, Don Engbrecht, Marty Robison and piano/cello virtuosi The Rice Brothers – Johnny and Chris.
Featured choral works include “Arise, Your Light Has Come” by David Danner, a special arrangement of “Hark! the Harald Angels Sing” by Dan Forrest with Choir, handbells (this part written by Doug Benton), brass, timpani and piano 4-hands.  The Choir will even teach you how to make a special holiday treat!  In addition, there will be several songs and carols including “Silent Night” that celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its first performance in Germany on Christmas Eve, 1818.  Other music includes “Sleigh Ride” by the Agape Brass, “Do You Hear What I Hear” by Wade and Cindy Hoff, and the beloved “Ave Maria” by J. S. Bach and Charles Gounod played by the Rice Brothers.  Also, organist, Doug Benton, will play “Greensleeves” and baritone Don Engbrecht will again sing the popular “The Birthday of a King”.
Doug Benton, says, “This will be my last set of Christmas Concerts as I am retiring in July of 2019, so we are pulling out all the stops this year!  Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors – you will be glad you did and so will they!”
The Christmas Concerts are open to the public at no charge as an offering will be received.  Everyone is asked to please bring at least one non-perishable food item per person for the Gold Canyon UMC Food Bank. The doors will open one hour prior to each concert.  For more information, contact the church at 480-982-3776.