“Song of the Shepherd”

The fifty voices of the Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church Newhall and our friends and colleagues of the Ojai Community Chorus will offer an exceptional program of thought-provoking music that will take you to the heights of Heaven’s Light. There are two primary works anchoring our program this season. One of your favorites is “Messiah” by G. F. Handel. We look forward to performing excerpts from this traditional Oratorio and giving you an opportunity to sing along. We are introducing a second work titled “Considering Matthew Shepard.” This is a Passion Oratorio, composed in 2016 by Craig Hella Johnson with Text by Michael Dennis Browne, Leslea Newman, and Craig Hella Johnson. We will also sing a new gospel song by Greg Gilpin titled “Mary Sat A-Rockin”. There are some jazz pieces “Little Jack Frost Get Lost”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “I Love the Winter Weather” with “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”. And a country-rock piece, “Heaven Everywhere". We share a commitment to present a program of enlightenment, love, compassion, forgiveness and justice in a world searching for a Savior. The ability of mankind to look beyond all Earthly matters will only happen through unconditional Love for all our fellow beings. Our Savior, born so small in the humblest of surroundings, is the star’s light come to Earth. He is the unconditional Love we long for. This is a free event, all are welcome, donations accepted.


First Presbyterian Church Newhall
24317 N. Newhall Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
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