The energetic members of Colla Voce Youth Chorus perform in a free mini-concert at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. November 29, 2018 – Find relief from the rush at free concerts offering fine music of the season at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.

Concerts start at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in December and last for 30 minutes. No offering will be taken; these concerts have been a gift from Peace to the community for more than two decades. Following each concert, the event will transition to Holden Evening Prayer, a beautiful and moving prayer service weaving song, chant, prayer and Bible readings. These twin events help listeners prepare for a different kind of Christmas! All are welcome at both presentations.

Here’s the mini-concert line-up:

· Dec.5: Colla Voce Youth Chorus

· Dec. 12: Bells of Peace handbell choir; plus, alto soloist Judy Kenney will sing “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” – a ballad made famous by Mahalia Jackson.

· Dec. 19: Nationally recognized organist Walt Strony and Thomas Greathouse will perform. The nationally renowned Strony is organist at Peace; long-time performer Greathouse is musical director at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Grass Valley.

Peace Lutheran Church is at 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley.