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Community UMC, 20 Center St, Naperville, IL 60540

Open hearts, open minds, open doors.

Date

Fri Dec 24 2021
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christmas Eve Concert

This free program is open to the community!
Click on the links below to view our livestream/recording.

Truth, Hope, & Love Abide

Join us for an hour-long program of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs and instrumental music featuring operatic soprano and gospel singer Jonita Lattimore, string quartet, and Director of Music Ministry, Chris Garofalo. The program will include the Christmas Story and works by Bach, Handel, The Piano Guys, and more.

Jonita Lattimore, Soprano
Eric Pidluski, Violin I
Christine Chon, Violin II
Lerryn Donatelle, Viola
Andrew Molina, Cello
Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry, Harpsichord, Organ & Piano

Rev. Dr. Hannah Hwa-Young Chong, Lead Pastor
Oliver Taylor, Reader

Program

Sinfonia from Cantata 29
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble

Welcome
Pastor Hannah

Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion from Messiah
George Frideric Handel
Jonita Lattimore & Ensemble

The Christmas Story
Oliver Taylor & String Quartet
In Terra Pax interlude
Gerald Finzi, arr. Chris Garofalo

O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam, arr.  Brent Olstad
String Quartet arr. Chris Garofalo 
Jonita Lattimore & Ensemble

Divertimento in F, K 138: Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet

I Wonder as I Wander
John Jacob Niles, arr. Chris Garofalo
Jonita Lattimore & String Quartet

What Child Is This?
arr. Steven Sharp Nelson
Andrew Molina, Cello
Chris Garofalo, Piano

Mary, Did You Know?
Mark Lowry & Buddy Greene
arr. Chris Garofalo
Jonita Lattimore & Ensemble

We Three Kings
arr.  Steven Sharp Nelson
Lerryn Donatelle, Viola
Andrew Molina, Cello
Toby Elliott, Percussion
Chris Garofalo, Piano

Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Robert MacGimsey
Jonita Lattimore & String Quartet

Prayer
Pastor Hannah

Away in the Manger
James R. Murray
String Quartet

Mary’s Boy Child
Jester Hairston, arr. Jane Holstein
String Quartet, arr. Chris Garofalo
Jonita Lattimore 
Toby Elliott, Percussion & Ensemble

Closing words
Pastor Hannah

Silent Night
Franz Gruber, arr. Rhonda Polay
String Quartet arr. Chris Garofalo
Jonita Lattimore & Ensemble

Join us on June 12 at 9:00 am for our Traditional Worship. At noon we will be marching in the Aurora Pride Parade! There will be no 11:00 am service on June 12.

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Community UMC, 20 Center St, Naperville, IL 60540