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Gospel Christmas (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-12-20

Duration: 00:25:17

Subjects: Gospel Music | Holidays | Christmas


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • New St. John Inspirational Choir Performer


This episode of the series “Folks” from December 20, 1987, features a special performance of Christmas hymns by the Inspirational Choir at the New St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to the performance, Sonya Masingale interviews Reverend Willie Myles, pastor, who discusses the history of the church and the choir. The choir then performs: “Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child”; “Away in a Manger”; “Go Tell It on the Mountain”; “Ride on King Jesus”; “Jesus is the Light that Shineth in Me”; and “Silent Night.”