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December 30, 2012

2012-12-30 Notes from the Bench

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James Gerber, Music Associate


Merry Christmas! Today we continue our Christmas celebration which is comprised of twelve days of festivities. Our choirs have worked very hard over the past few months to provide beautiful and inspirational devotional music during the offertory and communion of our worship services. Therefore they are taking a break this Sunday, but all of us will be joining our voices together and singing many of our favorite Christmas carols during our services. As a special treat, Diane Peters will be offering some special music selections, carols arranged for solo handbells and piano:

  • “Bring a Torch” is an arrangement of a traditional French carol
  • “Christmas Angel Medley” includes “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and “Angels from the Realms of Glory”
  • “Silent Night! Holy Night!” a setting of the seasonal favorite

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