Heaven's Gift Celebrated in Nampa

April 01, 2012 | Shirley Maxwell

The Nampa (Idaho) Church Choir, directed by Wilker "Max" Maxwell, was joined by the Kuna (Idaho) Church Choir, under Candi Zappia's direction, to present its 20th-annual Christmas concert. The concert, "Heaven's Gift," was given on Dec. 10, 2011, to a standing-room-only crowd.

In addition to the choral selections, Kuna member and concert pianist, Trevor Loucks, played interludes of his own arrangements, including a piece accompanied by Marti Phillips on the organ.

Nampa members Robin Russell, Susan Winchester, Herb Duncan, Gina Duncan and baby Kaleo Schlenker helped to bring the Christmas story to life as narrated by Sandra and Rick Nosik.

The Nampa Church Choir's ministry includes two major concerts each year and sings for regular church services from October through May.