Nampa Hosts 25th Annual Christmas Concert

March 15, 2017 | Tim Larson

Idaho's Nampa Church choir celebrated 25 years of praise ministry on Dec. 10, 2016, with their annual concert, themed “Season of Hope."

In spite of the cold and icy conditions, the church was filled to capacity with expectant listeners from all over the valley. Thanks and appreciation were given to Wilker and Shirley Maxwell for their tireless efforts in making this 25th year a signature event. With heavy hearts the choir dedicated their concert to Cherié Richards, faithful choir member and beloved minister of music who passed away earlier in the year.

The concert featured the choir plus a number of soloists: LeeAnna McMullen, Candice Zappia, Tod and Tracy Spainhower, Carl Zumwalt, and Kevin and Dee Spainhower. Actors and readers added to the performances, and a piano prelude and offertory were performed by Paul Wilkinson.

The message was clear: "News! News! Jesus Christ is born today! Christ is born today!" The concert offered "tidings of comfort and joy" to everyone who attended.