During the month of December, Oakland’s Mormon Temple Hill will host many Bay Area faith traditions.
The Voices of the Miraculous music ensemble will perform African-American toe-tapping gospel gems on Dec. 22, directed by Emperess Hall with lead vocalist, Majesty Scott at 7 p.m., with a repeat program at 8 p.m.
The next night is Grand Piano Night, featuring six talented pianists sharing two grand pianos and delivering a vibrant and entertaining concert.
The spectacular Blackhawk Chorus, which recently returned from a European tour, will perform on Dec. 9. There will be a Handel’s MESSIAH Sing-Along at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 and a MESSIAH concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16, conducted by Jay Trottier. A world famous Rotarian, Richard King, will perform a lighthearted Christmas Cabaret on Dec. 20.
At these free events, the public will see the thousands of lights now illuminating the landscape, waterway and Temple Hill buildings at 4770 Lincoln Ave.
Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donate time to participate in the nightly live nativity, and they helped install the lights and decorations.
Special free events and programs are planned each evening now through Dec. 30, featuring world-class singers, dancers, bell ringers, instrumentalist, and even a professional storyteller. For more information visit www.templehillevents.com or call (510) 531-1475.
The Visitors’ Center is open every day of the year from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.