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2014-2015 Christmas Concert


37th Annual Festival of Christmas Music

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown PA (directions to church)

featuring the Tommy Shead Memorial Bell Choir of Doylestown Methodist Church, Diana Durbin, director
with Elaine Christy, harp and Beth Manus, organ

Bell choir prelude (7:30pm on December 13; 3:30pm on December 14)

Tickets: $22 in advance, $27 at the door

Allow us to inspire the Christmas spirit in you again, as we have for the last 36 years. This year’s annual Christmas concert will again be an event not to be missed. Featuring Britten’s beloved Ceremony of Carols (with Elaine Christy, harp) and the popular Tommy Shead Memorial Bell Choir of Doylestown Methodist Church.


Program Order:

Choir processional:
– O Come Emmanuel (Thomas Lloyd)

Choir, bell choir, and harp:
– Alleluia! Rejoice the Lord Shall come! (Patrick Liebergen)

Carol-sing with audience:
– Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (Felix Mendelssohn)

A Ceremony of Carols (Benjamin Britten)
Elaine Christy, harp
Kathy Fretz, Marie Tavianini, Cynthia Regan, Ruth Warneck, soloists

*** Intermission ***

Chamber choir:  Burt Family Carols
Some children see him (Alfred Burt)
Prayer for Peace (Abbie Betinis)
He might have come on clouds of heaven (Abbie Betinis)
Chamber choir, full choir, and organ:
– Gabriel’s Message (Zachary Wadsworth)

Carol-sing with audience:
– O Come all ye faithful (Wade/Dobrinski)

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah (G. F. Handel)

Full choir:
– Heaven Sings (Nancy Gifford)
Elaine Christy, harp

Love came down at Christmas (Edwin Fissinger)
Come Join Their Song (Mark Shepperd) with bell choir and Kathyrn Morehouse, French horn

Carol-sing with audience and bell choir:
– Silent night (Grüber/Dobrinski)
with Wendy Lucci, flute

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