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Community Christmas Celebration

The Angel Message
Sunday, 17.December 2017
1:00 to 2:00 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton
10810 100 Avenue
Free Admission

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton invited the whole community to its annual musical celebration of Christmas.

The hour-long event began with a short concert of familiar Christmas selections presented by the musicians of the church, Judith Richardson and Heather MacLean, sopranos and Kirk Kryvenchuk, piano and organ. This year's musical guests included Shona Mitchell, flute; Wendy Grant, violin; Carolyn Lambert soprano; and John Lambert, baritone. The First Church Vocal Ensemble also performed and included Luba Lubinsky, soprano, and baritones Paul Cachia and Simon Lambert.

Following the concert the audience joined the performers for a carol sing-along.


  • Noël We Sing (Grand jeu et Duo) - Louis-Claude Daquin; text: Louise Dobbs; arr. Robert DeCormier, E. Power Biggs & Kirk Kryvenchuk
    First Church Vocal Ensemble with Shona Mitchell, flute
  • The Little Road to Bethlehem - Michael Head
    Carolyn Lambert
  • Ave Maria - J.S. Bach & Charles Gounod
    Judith Richardson with Shona Mitchell, flute
  • Hallelujah! - Leonard Cohen; text: K. Kryvenchuk et al; arr. Roger Emerson
    Carolyn Lambert & John Lambert
  • Let There be Peace on Earth - Syd Miller & Jill Jackson; arr. Kirk Kryvenchuk
    Heather MacLean with Wendy Grant, violin
  • Mary’s Little Boy Child - Jester Hairston
    John Lambert
  • The Wondrous Story - Traditional; arr. Don Bessig
    Judith Richardson & Heather MacLean with Shona Mitchell, flute
  • A Soalin’ - Traditional; arr. Kirk Kryvenchuk et al
    First Church Vocal Ensemble with Shona Mitchell, flute


The Concert

Carols with the audience

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"Where the babe in meekness lay,
Born the gracious news to tell,
God with us, Immanuel."

Marion Susan Campbell
Christian Science Hymnal #11

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