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Community Christmas Celebration

Love's Pure Light

Sunday, 22.December 2019
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton

On Sunday, December 22, 2019, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton presented its annual musical celebration of Christmas as a gift to the community.

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 Heather MacLean, 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 will joined the performers for a carol sing-along accompanied by Wendy Grant, violin; Shona Mitchell, flute, and Kirk Kryvenchuk, piano and organ.

You can listen to the performances below.


2019 Program

  • Antiphonal Noel - Traditional, arr. Greg Gilpin
    First Church Vocal Ensemble

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  • Once Upon a December from Anastasia - Lynn Ahrens / Stephen Flaherty
    Carolyn Lambert with Shona Mitchell, flute

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  • Pavane for a Silent Night - Jean Anne Shafferman / Maurice Ravel, arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
    Heather MacLean & Carolyn Lambert with Shona Mitchell, flute

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  • Suo-Gan - Traditional Welsh, arr. Nicholas Palmer
    John Lambert

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  • Jingle Bells with Deck the Halls - J. Pierpont, Traditional & W.A. Mozart, arr. Stephen DeCesare
    Judith Richardson & Luba Lubinsky

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  • Hanukkah Hayom! - Traditional, arr. Michael Larkin
    First Church Vocal Ensemble with Shona Mitchell, flute

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  • The Lord's Prayer - Albert Hay Malotte
    Heather MacLean with Shona Mitchell, flute

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  • The Prayer - Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster, arr. Mark Hayes
    Judith Richardson
    , Heather Maclean & John Lambert with Shona Mitchell, flute

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  • Christmas Day in the Morning - Traditional, Mary Donnelly & George Strid
    First Church Vocal Ensemble with Shona Mitchell, flute

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Carols with the Audience

• Good King Wenceslas

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• O Little Town of Bethlehm

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• O Come, All Ye Faithful

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• Silent Night

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• Joy to the World

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• Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

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"Silent night, holy night,

Son of God, love's pure light;"

Joseph Mohr


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