Sacred Classics, December 23–24, 2017, Christmas Program

  • Festival of Lessons & Carols for Christmas at Riverside Church, New York City:
              Angels We Have Heard on High
              Once in Royal David's City
              Up! good Christian folk, and listen
              The Lord at first did Adam make
              The Holly and the Ivy
              Unto us a boy is born! (Puer Nobis)
              Jesus Child ("Have you heard the story?") — John Rutter
              The Hunter — Brahms
              Mary's Lullaby — John Rutter
              What is this fragrance softly blowing?
              O Little Town of Bethlehem
              Come, Marie, Elisabette!
              O Come, All Ye Faithful
              O, I would go to Bethlehem — Williams, David McK.
              Joy to the World
              Silent Night, Holy Night

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  • Toccata on "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" — Clay Christiansen, organist, Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Symphony on "O Come, All Ye Faithful" — First Baptist Church, Houston, Texas
  • Christmas carol medley — Robert Shaw Chorale
  • The First Noel — Diane Bish, organist, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Fantasia on Christmas Carols — Ralph Vaughan Williams (Guildford Cathedral Choir and orchestra, UK)
  • Christmas carol medley — Diane Bish, organist
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day — Ambrosian Singers
  • Chorale Prelude on "Silent Night, Holy Night" — Barber, Samuel (Robert Grogan, organist, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Wahsington, DC)
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear — Royal Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, UK