As you may imagine, all of our music ensembles are preparing music for Advent and Christmas Eve. In addition, the chancel choir sings at Deacon Laura’s Ordination on Dec. 7 and the special “Blue Christmas” on December 18. Christin Cooper is preparing the Youth Ensemble, Handbells and Canterbury Choir for their roles in Advent Lessons and Music and Christmas Eve including the Christmas Pageant on Sunday December 22!
The music of Christmas Eve will again be wonderful. The 2:00 pm liturgy will abound with carols and organ music. Directed by our Music Assistant, Christin Cooper, The Praise Band and Canterbury Choir will once again musically highlight the 4:30 pm liturgy. There are two evening liturgies this year. The full service with choir, brass and orchestra begins with prelude music at 7:00 pm. The Christmas Eve liturgy will feature choral anthems and music for organ, brass and timpani. The 9:30 pm liturgy will abound with carols, organ music and candleight.
December 24, Christmas Eve, 7:30 PM
7:00 Prelude: Orchestral Overture to Messiah
Rejoice, Earth and Heaven, a cantata by Dietrich Buxtehude
Followed by a Christmas Carol Sing
Choral Anthems from Handel’s Messiah
along with festive hymn settings for Choir, Organ, and Brass.
Next year our Friends of Music Concert Series Continues
On Sunday, January 26, 2020 At 4:00pm
A Duquesne University Choral Concert
Join Duquesne University’s premier choral ensemble, Voices of Spirit, for an inspiring
program of traditional and contemporary choral music. In March 2020, the choir will be touring to Toronto and Montreal and proceeds from this concert will go to support students’ travel expenses!
Suggested Donation; $10