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Community Christmas Celebration
On Sunday, December 22, 2013 First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton once again welcomed the whole community to the church's 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 & Heather Maclean, sopranos and Kirk Kryvenchuk, piano and organ. This year's musical guests were Rebecca Schellenberg, violin; Michael Kay, harmonica; Carolyn and John Lambert, soprano and baritone; and baritone, Paul Cachia. The First Church Vocal Ensemble also performed.

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.

Below is the program and two audio playlists from the event.


Program

While by my Sheep (Echo Carol) - Traditional, arr. Kryvenchuk
First Church Vocal Ensemble
What Child is This? - Traditional, arr. Kryvenchuk
Michael Kay
The Holy CIty - Adolphe Adam, arr. Kryvenchuk
Heather Maclean & Rebecca Schellenberg
Away in a Manger - Traditional, arr. Mark Hayes
Judith Richardson, Heather Maclean & Carolyn Lambert
Stille Nacht - Franz Gruber, arr. Kryvenchuk
John Lambert & Michael Kay
Maria Wiegenlied - Traditional, arr. Max Reger
Judith Richardson & Rebecca Schellenberg
The First Nowell/Canon - Traditional, Johann Pachelbel, arr. Don Bessig
Judith Richardson, Heather Maclean & Rebecca Schellenberg
A Soalin' - Traditional, arr. Kryvenchuk
First Church Vocal Ensemble

The concert
 

Carols with the audience
 
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Back row: Rebecca Schellenberg, Kirk Kryvenchuk, John Lambert, Paul Cachia
Front row: Judith Richardson, Carolyn Lambert, Heather Maclean
Not pictured: Michael Kay

"So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
"

William C. Dix


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