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Community UMC, 20 Center St, Naperville, IL 60540

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Date

Sat Dec 24 2022
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christmas Eve Concert

Join us at Community UMC for our annual Christmas Eve concert featuring the carols of John Rutter, traditional carols, the Christmas story and reflection – with soprano Mary Elliott, alto Bethany Brewer, tenor Marty Matutis, bass Chris DiMarco, and an instrumental ensemble featuring Eric Pidluski, violin; Amelia Korbitz, violin, Lerryn Donatelle, viola; Andrew Molina, cello;  Robert Gordon, oboe and Music Director Chris Garofalo, piano & organ. Join us in person, through live streaming, or on YouTube.

A Free Community Concert • Childcare Is Available

Program

Christmas Night
with Ensemble
16th-century melody from Arbeau’s Orchésographie
arranged by John Rutter/Chris Garofalo 

Welcome
with Pastor Hannah Chong

Star Carol
with Vocal Quartet & Ensemble
by John Rutter

Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming
with Vocal Quartet & Ensemble
14th-century melody arranged by Michael Praetorius

Ding Dong! Merrily on High
with Vocal Quartet & Ensemble & Congregation
16th-century French Melody arranged by David Willcocks

The Christmas Story
with Oliver Taylor & String Quartet
In Terra Pax interlude
by Gerald Finzi

O Come, O Come Emmanuel 
with Andrew Molina, Cello & Chris Garofalo, Piano
arranged by Steven Sharp Nelson

Nativity Carol 
with Vocal Quartet & Ensemble
by John Rutter

Prayer
with Pastor Hannah Chong

Away in a Manger
with Vocal Quartet, Ensemble & Congregation
by James R. Murray

In the Bleak Midwinter
with Vocal Quartet & Ensemble
Words from 1872: Christina Rossetti•Music from 1909: Harold Darke

Et misericordia
with Mary Elliott, Marty Matutis & Ensemble
by John Rutter

Gabriel’s Oboe
with Robert Gordon, Oboe & Strings
by Ennio Morricone, arranged by Stefano Pagotto 

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
with Vocal Quartet & Ensemble
by John Rutter

Angels We Have Heard on High
with Vocal Quartet, Ensemble & Congregation

What Sweeter Music
with Vocal Quartet & Ensemble
by John Rutter

Closing Prayer & Invitation
with Pastor Hannah Chong

A Gaelic Blessing
with Vocal Quartet & Ensemble
by John Rutter

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