‘Tis the season for enjoying seasonal music. To mark the 7th day of Christmas here is some service music from Avondale United Methodist Church. These are he pieces performed by the Avondale United Methodist Church Cathedral Choir and Orchestra on Dec. 24, 2017.
The final segments of the Musical Feast begin with a clarinet resetting of a soprano aria from Romeo & Juliet, played by Kim Heft:
That was followed by two piano solos, one by Samuel Kwon, the other by Stephen Kwon.
Samuel Played Somewhere Over the Rainbow:
While Stephen played Angel We Have Heard on High:
Today’s clips start with A piano rendition of O Holy Night by our church Organist and accompanist, John Livingston:
Next we have this clip of an animated singing of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:
The final clip for today is JC Tappert singing “Don’t Save it all for Christmas”:
The rest of the clips will be posted on Saturday.
One of the fun things from years past at Avondale United Methodist Church has been the Christmas Music Extravaganza. Open to all, it has always been a place for people who normally don’t get a chance to perform in church to perform, and for those who do to perform pieces they wouldn’t normally perform as part of the regular services.
This year the Lightfoot family (aka, my family) got to open the Extravaganza with a medley of two numbers from the Muppet Christmas Carol. The first number, Bless Us All, is the Cratchet family singing over their meager, yet bounteous, Christmas dinner. The second Thankful Heart, is the reformed Scrooge’s affirmation to treat his fellow men well.
The next video wasn’t announced, so I’ll just call the group the AUMC ensemble, and put up their rendition of Stand By Me:
I will be updating more in tomorrow’s post, from the Extravaganza, as time permits me to edit and upload various segments from the Extravaganza.
Well, today hasn’t been productive, unless you count taking a sick day from work to get feelling better, and spending a few hours trying to get the heat working again in the house as the temperature outside drops to single digits productive. But hopefully I will be back to real content posts by tomorrow…
Monday is usually the fitness post of the week. But with the calm of the White Christmas outside, I thought this video post on the holiday would be much more appreciated.
This is myself and the Music Director of Avondale United Methodist Church Taylor Tracy singing O Holy Night during the Christmas Eve Service.