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Highlights from ‘Christmas at the Cathedral’

West Angeles Church Of God In Christ started the Christmas season in all-out praise at Christmas at the Cathedral.

“To God Be The Glory” sang the saints as the sanctuary erupted in hand-claps, spontaneous dance, and all-out “call-and-response” praise during Christmas at the Cathedral on Sunday evening. Yolanda Adams was the featured performer, and comedian and long-time West Angeles member George Wallace kept the audience laughing as emcee for the evening.

The evening began with a performance by Gospel singer Terrill Hall and West Angeles’ own phenomenal singer Sister Ayanna Bereal, who were backed by the purple-bedecked West Angeles Mass Choir. Mr. Hall serves as praise and worship leader and music director of Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ in Riverdale, Maryland, and was recently featured as a contestant on BET’S hit show, “Sunday’s Best.”

George Wallace’s presentation for the evening included a video segment which featured him as a roving reporter in a segment called “Ask the Saints,” which took a humorous look at how little some attendees knew about the upcoming event.

Along with the amazing Yolanda Adams, the evening’s powerful performances also included the Chosen Vessels children’s dance ministry, and stand-up comedy by Nephew Tommy. Mr. Wallace also broke from his usual format by inviting visiting pastor Bishop William L. Sheals to the pulpit to do a reprise of his earlier sermon (from the morning services) called “There Is Something In the Struggle.”

Below are our favorite photo highlights from the evening: