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Christmas Concert Dec 2012, 9th December

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The choir & audience really do love this Christmas concert ! There is nothing to beat four part harmony carols in a beautiful church setting. But this year, we decided to add something new, by inviting the children from one of the local primary schools, The Dell, and a wonderful group of ladies who have formed the Beachley Military Wives. And our audience loved it the great mix of sounds and styles - looks like a winner for next year !    



Choral Greeting R Vaughan Williams We’ve been awhile a-wandering

Congregational: O come, all ye faithful (vv 1–3, 6)
Reading 1 Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold (Isaiah, chapter 9)
Choir A Great and Mighty Wonder M Praetorius The Trees of the Field D Stone
Reading 2 The Barn (Elizabeth Coatsworth)
Dell Primary School Singing Club All around the world Because its Christmas Holly and Mistletoe
Congregational: Away in a manger (vv 1–3)
Reading 3 The angel Gabriel salutes Mary (Luke, chapter 1)
Choir The Linden Tree Carol R Jaques A Maiden Most Gentle A Carter
Reading 4 St Luke tells of the birth of Jesus (Luke, chapter 2)

Choir The Lute Book Carol W Ballett Here is the Little Door H Howells Dormi Jesu R R Bennett

Congregational: It came upon the midnight clear (vv 1–4)
Reading 5 Advent 1955 (John Betjeman)

Beachley Military Wives Singers Deck the Hall Welsh Traditional Carol arr. MD Mary’s Boy Child Spiritual arr. MD De Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy West Indian Spiritual arr. MD
Congregational: Good King Wenceslas (vv 1–5)
Reading 6: The shepherds go to the manger (Luke, chapter 2)
Choir Candlelight Carol J Rutter Ding Dong Merrily on High (with guest groups) C Wood
Congregational: Hark the Herald Angels sing (vv 1–3)
Choir We wish you a Merry Christmas arr. A Warrell



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