Glen Ridge Choral Society, under the music direction of Thomas Mustachio, performs 14 pieces to delight all ages at its annual “Welcome Christmas!” concert. The event will be held Sunday, Dec 16, 3 p.m., at Glen Ridge Congregational Church UCC, 195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge (973-743-5596; https://www.glenridgeconcerts.org/)
Beginning with a candlelit procession, amid the beautifully bedecked sanctuary, the GRCS performs works ranging from Christmas antiphons in Latin (“Hodie, Christus Natus Est”), and hymns (“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”) to traditional carols and a lively choral version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The voices will be accompanied by organ, piano, brass and percussion. A children’s choir will sing, and the handbell choir will join the voices for an unforgettable medley of German Christmas carols. The concert culminates in an organ improvisation of seasonal favorites and a few surprises.