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Community Christmas Celebration
A Child is Born
Sunday, 23.December 2018
1:00 to 2:00 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton
10810 100 Avenue
Free Admission

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton presented its annual musical celebration of Christmas.

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

Following the concert the audience joined the performers for a carol sing-along. Refreshments were served before and after the event.


  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Latin 9th Century: translated; John M. Neale & Henry S. Coffin; arranged: Lani Smith & Kirk Kryvenchuk
    First Church Vocal Ensemble with Shona Mitchell, flute
  • When a Child is Born - Fred Jay & Zocar; arranged: Kirk Kryvenchuk
    Carolyn Lambert with Shona Mitchell, flute
  • Abendsegen (Evening Prayer) from Hänsel und Gretel - Engelbert Humperdinck
    Judith Richardson, Janet Smith, Luba Lubinsky, Carolyn Lambert
  • Walking in the Air - Howard Blake
    Judith Richardson & Carolyn Lambert
  • On This Still, Silent Night (Still, Still, Still & Stille Nacht) - Laura Farnell
    John Lambert with Carolyn Lambert & Shona Mitchell, flute
  • O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam; arranged: Carl Deis, Kirk Kryvenchuk
    Judith Richardson & Janet Smith with Shona Mitchell, flute
  • Holly Carol - Jan Reese
    First Church Vocal Ensemble with Shona Mitchell, flute

The Concert

Carols with the audience

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"A child is born of grace,
brings peace to all the earth,
while angels sing their joyous praise,
and glorify his birth."

Gertrude E. Velguth
Christian Science Hymnal #434

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