The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a huge whirlwind around the world and has forced everyone to make drastic changes in the way they do basic things. This includes the celebration of important holidays.

Unfortunately, with the year coming to an end, the risk of the contamination of coronavirus is seeing another surge. Hence, the rules of social distancing are being reinforced more strictly this time.

This leaves one question… is there a way to enjoy Christmas without breaking the rules of social distancing rules? The answer is – yes.

Although it won’t be a good idea to host big parties to gather all your friends and families, there are small ways you can enjoy the holiday.

One way in which you can make the most of this Christmas is by attending a jazz concert.

Yes, you read that correctly. Of course, visiting a dancehall or jazz club in the middle of the pandemic is not a good won’t be a good idea to visit a jazz club or a dancehall amidst the pandemic. Yet, you can attend St. Paul United Methodist Church’s music program without having to leave your house.

The event will take place on their official website as well as St. Paul’s Facebook page. The virtual concert will feature the musicians from St. Paul under the direction of Paul Robinsons. Robinson is the director of music and worship arts at St. Pauls. Other musicians that we know about for now include Bob Cook on the bass and Bob Snider on the drums.

Robinson had moved from South Dakota to Nebraska earlier this year. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (vocal performance) in New York, and currently leads the music program at St. Paul’s that includes a variety of ensembles, traveling artists, and concerts.

It is interesting to see that, although Robinson had just recently joined the church when the pandemic hit, he managed to continue the music department throughout the year. To create inspiring experiences, he made use of virtual performances and socially remote gatherings. These include this year’s virtual hymn festival for Easter, as well as the more recent Songs of Mercy and Justice virtual hymn festival.

So, no wonder he managed to produce another show that will go live on Christmas. Not only will this virtual jazz concert provide a form of entertainment for the holidays in an otherwise gloomy year, but it can also promote a sense of connectivity with other people in an otherwise isolated world. All while staying true to the spirit of Christmas. And the best part is, you don’t have any tickets for this concert to attend.

If you want to ensure that you don’t miss out on this concert, be sure to stay tuned on either their website or their Facebook page before the concert begins. The concert will go live on Sunday, December 13 at 14 pm, if everything goes as expected.