Aldersgate UMC to host free Christmas concert by David Johnson Chorus on Saturday, Dec. 9


The David Johnson Chorus will perform a Christmas concert at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, on Saturday, Dec. 9

On Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m, Aldersgate United Methodist Church will open their sanctuary at 1050 N. Parkway for a free Come Celebrate Christmas concert performed by The David Johnson Chorus.

Now in its nineteenth year, the David Johnson Chorus, based in Dresden, TN, continues to present programs of music that appeal to all ages, especially their Christmas shows. The 2017 edition is called “Come Celebrate Christmas.”

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “I Saw Three Ships,” and “O Holy Night” are but a few of the familiar selections. The second half of the concert will include the popular “Mary, Did You Know?” as recorded by Pentatonix. Four carols with origins in the Appalachian Mountains will weave a beautiful story of Christ taking the audience from “Wondrous Love” to “Go Tell It On the Mountain.” The intertwining of two timeless works, “The First Noel” and Pachelbel's “Canon” will also be presented.

General Manager, Gail Jercinovich, shared, “We are so excited to return again to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. It has become a tradition that we look forward too each year. I hope everyone will join us!”

“This will be the fourth year for Aldersgate UMC to host The David Johnson Chorus,” says Mitzi Hamilton, communications team leader at the church.. “The Come Celebrate Christmas concert has turned into a wonderful community event here and a great way for the whole family to start off the holiday season.”

The concert is a free event to the entire community. There will be a cookie reception after the concert.

The David Johnson Chorus was founded in the spring of 1998 as a reunion of Dresden High School Chorus members under the direction of their former director, David Johnson, and has grown into a 40-member chorus that travels and performs throughout the region. They have been featured in Southern Living magazine, have performed concerts at The Biltmore Estate's Candlelight Christmas Evenings, and have been awarded World Choir Game awards. To learn more about The David Johnson Chorus, visit or contact General Manager Gail Jercinovich at 731.514.0167.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church was founded in 1869 as Hayes Avenue United Methodist Church and has been at its current location at 1050 N. Parkway in Jackson since 1980.  Learn more about Aldersgate United Methodist Church at

For more information, contact Brittany Crockett at the church: 901.359.0075 |