- Worship & Music
- Church at Home
Since 2016, thanks to the Erb Family Foundation, Christ Church Cranbrook has been the home to Cranbrook Christmas Jazz. Each year, outstanding jazz performers have joined the Christ Church Cranbrook Choir to provide a free holiday concert in the beautiful sanctuary of the church. This year, because of the ongoing pandemic, we could not open the church doors to all to enjoy this concert. Yet, as jazz’s hallmark is improvisation, God also improvises and makes a way to something new.
This year we are proud to present the online premiere of Cranbrook Christmas Jazz: Grace Out of Necessity on Friday, December 18 at 7 PM. Joining us this year, we welcome back the Rodney Whitaker Sextet along with guest vocalist Vanessa Rubin and the Christ Church Cranbrook choir. This gorgeous concert will lift your hearts and spirits and bring you the good news of the season: Christ is born for us. We will invite you to spread the goodwill by donating to our partner Accent Pontiac, strengthening Pontiac’s youth and community through equitable access to intensive and consistent music making.
Additionally, music heard in this concert along with other Christmastime favorites will be available as an album for purchase just in time for the holidays. It is available as a CD and digital download and make a perfect gift to share with all your friends and family for years to come. The cost is $25 and includes shipping. All proceeds go directly to help our outreach partners in the community who are serving the vulnerable among us. You may pick up your order from the church and the money saved in shipping will benefit those who are in need!