Directed by Michael J. Wright, the evening began with a prelude of historical sacred Christmas carols played by Mount Shasta’s Francis Mangels on the harp.

As they have been doing since then 1960s, the Dunsmuir Community Christmas Choir preformed to a full house at the old Methodist Church Sunday evening.

Directed by Michael J. Wright, the evening began with a prelude of historical sacred Christmas carols played by Mount Shasta’s Francis Mangels on the harp.

As is their custom, the choir began singing their choral invocation from the back of the room, then did a singing processional up to the stage. The 20-person, four-part choir sang familiar Christmas carols, as well as a cleverly arranged combination of “Go Tell It On the Mountain” and “Children, Go Where I Send Thee,” called “Go Tell It Where I Send Thee,” arranged by Pepper Choplin.

On a playful note, the singers donned funny Christmas hats for a couple of lighthearted songs, “Ching Ching Ching” and “Merry Christmas,” both arranged by Wright. For these, the choir was joined by special guests, the Inland Isle Men's Quartet.

The second half of the concert consisted of seven a capella pieces performed by first the quartet, then the Inland Isle A Capella Ensemble – a small, mixed a capella choir. Both sang historical European musical selections, including one in German, and a 15th century German song which was sung in English.

For their final number, the ensemble sang the famous Ukrainian Christmas carol, “Carol of the Bells.”

The men's quartet again joined the choir for “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and the evening concluded with the Dunsmuir Community Christmas Choir singing a choral benediction from the back of the room.

Accompaniment was provided by Phillip Engdahl on the organ and Sidney Farnsworth, who played the piano.