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Community Christmas Celebration
On Sunday, December 16, 2012 First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton welcomed the whole community to a celebration of Christmas music.

The hour-long event began with a short concert of familiar Christmas selections presented by the musicians of the church, Judith Richardson, soprano and Kirk Kryvenchuk, piano and organ, with guests Ron Long, tenor; Rebecca Schellenberg, violin; and Carolyn and John Lambert, soprano and baritone.

Music featured was by composers Handel, Rutter, Bach, and Pietro Yon, as well as arrangements of traditional Christmas carols.

Following the concert everyone had a chance to request their favourite carols as the audience joined the performers for a carol sing-along. Refreshments were provided by members of the church.

The event was presented as a free gift to the community.

Click here for the program

Performers from left to right: Rebecca Schellenberg, violin; Kirk Kryvenchuk, organ and piano;
Judith Richardson, soprano; Ron Long, tenor; Carolyn Lambert, soprano; John Lambert, baritone


• Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring) - J.S. Bach, arr. Kryvenchuk
Judith Richardson, Ron Long, & Rebecca Schellenberg
Comfort Ye & Every Valley Shall be Exalted from Messiah - G.F. Handel
Ron Long
Air from Suite in D major - J.S. Bach
Rebecca Schellenberg
Stille Nacht -Traditional German, arr. Kryvenchuk
Judith Richardson, Ron Long, & Rebecca Schellenberg
The Lord Bless You and Keep You - John Rutter
Carolyn & John Lambert
Gesù Bambino - Pietro Yon, arr. Kryvenchuk
Judith Richardson & Rebecca Schellenberg
The Wondrous Story - Traditional & Don Bessig
Judith Richardson, Ron Long, & Rebecca Schellenberg

"O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie;
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.

Phillips Brooks

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