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Sunday, November 26

Harcourt United Church


Dr. Charlene Pauls, Artistic Director

Alison MacNeill, Pianist

with guests

James Gordon
Alex Lank


Veni, Emmanuel!
Alex Lank

Text traditional 18th century Latin, music by Zachary Steele

Joy to the World
Conductor: Wil Ainsbury

Text by Isaac Watts, Melody by Lowell Mason, based on Handel, arrangement by John Rutter

“Where the Light Begins”
Reader: Karen Slatkovsky

Poem by Jan Richardson

Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)

Soloists: Doug Long and Patrick Long

Conductor: Keith Hagerman

This song is sponsored by Dave Davidson and Alison Vicary.

Text traditional, music by Franz Biebl
Where the Light Begins

Text by Jan Richardson, music by Susan LaBarr

“Touched by an Angel”
Reader: Rachel Schenk Martin
Poem by Maya Angelou
O Nata Lux (from Lux Aeterna)

Text 10th century anonymous, music by Morten Lauridsen

Love Came Down at Christmas

Soloist: Wil Ainsbury

Conductor: Rebecca McCay

This song is sponsored by Brian Janzen in honour of Clara Janzen.

Text by Christina Rosetti, music by Eleanor Daley

Good King Wenceslas

Text by John Mason Neale, music 13th century traditional


La Blanche Neige (from Sept Chansons)
Conductor: Lanny Fleming
Text by Apollinaire, music by Francis Poulenc
The Holly and the Ivy
This song is sponsored by the Hodge Family
Text and music traditional English carol,
arranged by Ola Gjeilo

Hush, my Dear

Soloist: Lindsay Scott

This song is sponsored by David Wieler

Text by Isaac Watts, music by Stephen Chatman

Away in a Manger

Soloist: Rebecca McKay

Conductor: Lindsay Scott

Text author unknown, melody by W. J. Kirkpatrick, arranged by Elmer Iseler

Holiday Memory

Presented by Leah and Keith Hagerman

Song for a Winter’s Night Text and music by Gordon Lightfoot

“Make We Merry“

Reader: Neil McLaren

The Twelve Days of Christmas Traditional English Carol, melody by Frederic Austin
The Twelve Days After Christmas Text and music by Frederick Silver

One Voice, One Heart

Conductor: James Gordon

Text and music by the Guelph Chamber Choir, facilitated by James Gordon

Final Audience Sing-Along (Chosen by Audience Vote)

O Holy Night, Silent Night, or The Christmas Song

A Merry Christmas

Traditional West Country carol, arranged by Arthur Warrell