A Christmas concert called “Love is...a celebration of grace through music” will be presented by Koinonia Live on Dec. 18 (at 8 p.m.) at The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle on 60th Street and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan.

The concert will feature Christian singers led by Debbie Delumpa Merrow, a trained Papuri singer in the Philippines in the late 80s, and who has been invited to do solo performances and lead worship services in churches and other local and national gatherings.

The Bulacan-native will showcase her versatility in contemporary Christian music and popular Christmas pieces.

“Love is...” also features the Messianic music of Joshua Aaron, a fast-emerging Jewish artist.

A singer/songwriter, Aaron travels around the globe to visit churches and lead worship.

Aaron recently launched his new CD titled BO YESHUA, which is an hour of live Messianic praise and worship and features songs in English and Hebrew.

“Love is...” promises to focus on music that speaks about the issues of the heart.

It also touches on its vulnerability, its desire to belong, to be needed, and to be loved.

It is at this concert that we address the issues of the heart and resolve them by offering the greatest gift of all time and the ultimate source of love — Jesus Christ.

Other guests include Johnny Juarez, an award winning American-Canadian singer-songwriter.

He has released two well-known albums that are a unique blend of multi-genred music, which include the two acclaimed songs “You Are There” and “Let Me Tell You.”

Currently, he is promoting his Christmas single “This Christmas.”

Although he is well-known in certain parts of Canada, this Houston-bred artist came to New York City to follow the calling of music and making a positive impact to the most influential city in the world.

Malynda Hale, on the other hand, is a California-born singer/songwriter and actress.

She is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), as well as The Actors Equity Association.

She is currently living in New York where she is actively pursuing her career in musical theatre.

When she is not auditioning or performing, she teaches music at Stagecoach Performing Arts Center and serves as an assistant worship leader at The Journey Metro Church.

“Love is...” is a production of Koinonia Live, a new Christian entertainment company whose mission is to spread the Gospel of salvation through music.

Tickets for the concert are priced at $20 and $15.

For more information, call Koinonia Live at 347.819.8996, or visit www.koinonialive.net