The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble
is no ordinary choir. They are renowned across the country for their inspiring performances, mixing classical arrangements and contemporary attitudes, and appearing on Grammy-winning albums from diverse artists like Linda Ronstadt and MC Hammer. Locally, the choir is a Bay Area institution known for its music workshops, youth ensembles and annual holiday concerts. This year, the choir lend its soulful voices and rich, diverse collection of compositions for an inspirational night of multicultural music, with traditional gospel quartet the Priesthood Nation opening the show. The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble celebrates the season on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at City Winery, 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $20–$25. 707.260.1600.