Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) invite the public to a free, 90-minute "Joy to the World" Christmas concert at 5 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 11 at Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo @ Granada Ave. in Belmont Shore. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and all seats are general admission (tickets required). All ages and all sizes of groups are welcome. Proceeds from Rudd’s Long Beach Turkey Trot are paying the 26 professional performers, so that guests can enjoy the event for free. The professional talent is provided by the Southern California Brass Consortium. MORE: www.JustinRudd.com/concert
Wheelchair seating for persons using wheelchairs or persons with mobility impairments and their attendants or companions is available.
Organizers are asking concert attendees to bring peanut butter, breakfast cereal, boxes of macaroni and cheese, and/or canned fruit that will be donated to the Long Beach AIDS Food Store food bank, or toys and treats for shelter dogs/cats for CAT’s Operation Santa Paws (www.SantaPaws.info).
And, for just $5, guests are invited to the optional tasting reception for Rudd’s Long Beach Christmas Cookie Contest immediately following the concert, where guest can meet the performers. To enter the cookie contest, see www.JustinRudd.com/cookiecontest.
The ensemble has sample recordings at www.socalbrass.org/media. Video of a song from a previous year’s concert: https://youtu.be/DPDIuWmElGs
2016 HOST COMMITTEE
• Justin Rudd & Ralph Millero