Jazz Noel is a unique re-imagining of the Christmas story through jazz and the arts will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood at Elm. This is the eighth annual production featuring the music of the Oîkos Ensemble, a creative jazz ministry created by the Rev. Clifford Aerie. Arranging traditional Christmas carols and ancient melodies the Oîkos Ensemble offers contemporary arrangements of old favorites. Begun in 2011 Jazz Noel has featured a variety of artistic expression—acting, painting, photography and dance. This year, Java Jived has been invited to share their unique vocal talents.
Jazz Noel is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received to benefit a local charity.