‘A Jazz Nativity’ concert is Dec. 15 at St. Peter’s Church

A free performance of “Follow That Star: A Jazz Nativity” featuring Kansas City musicians and actors will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 700 E. 110th St., Kansas City, Mo.

The concert offers a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story, featuring modern American jazz and 21st century portrayals of biblical witnesses. Music is provided by The Oîkos Ensemble, a national jazz ministry under the direction of The Rev. Clifford Aerie, saxophonist.

No reservations are required, and ample parking is available. A freewill offering will be collected for Joplin tornado relief efforts and St. Mark Child and Family Development Center, and attendees will also be encouraged to bring canned goods and boxed food items for the local Community Assistance Council at Red Bridge Food Pantry and pet food for Spay & Neuter Kansas City.

The first two performances were offered in St. Louis in 2011 to unanimous acclaim with 700 people attending. “We are offering the concert again this year in St. Louis and expanding to Kansas City,” notes Aerie.

For information call St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 816-942-1155 or visit www.kcspucc.org. The performance is sponsored by The Missouri Mid-South Conference United Church of Christ.

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Contact: Susan Pepperdine, KC Public Relations: 913-262-7414, Cell: 913-205-5304, susan@pepperdinepr.com

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