At the crossroads of cultures, our church has always stood for its appreciation of music and fine arts. This season’s Christmas concert of the Chinese/Taiwanese Yue-Yue Ensemble reflected this very well. It featured pieces from Eastern and Western traditions, and of various epochs.
A flute, a cello and the piano accompanied the choristers under the well-tried leadership of conductor Dr. Sheng-Hwa Yu. It was wonderful to have an audience of 100 people join together – despite the horrible school shooting in Newtown, CT just two days earlier. For this reason, the concert began with a moment of deep silence.