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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Jo Deen Blaine Davis, piano/organ
English Carol, 1591
Still, Still, Still
Some Children See Him
Wihla Hutson and Alfred Burt
Ring Out Wild Bells
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantique de Noël
arr. Mark Hayes
Postlude: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
arr. Mark Hayes
Dramatic Mezzo-soprano and Pacific Northwest native, Anne Maguire, is distinguishing herself on stages across the country. Easily recognizable for her “dark” and “opulent” vocal timber, she is the recipient of the 2020 George London award, awards from the MONC, Jensen Foundation, Opera Birmingham, and others. Her notable roles include Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress, Die Hexe in Hansel und Gretel, Frau Mary in Die Fliegende Hollander, and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible. Recently, Ms Maguire made her verdian debut as Azucena in Il Trovatore to great critical acclaim. Anne has been the alto section leader for Congregational Church since September 2015.
Dr. Jo Deen (Jody) Blaine Davis, organ, is the Director of Music Ministries, a position she has held since August, 2005. An enthusiast of church music, she has served on the board of the National United Church of Christ Musicians Association since 2012. She was elected president of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association in 2015 and remained in this office until July, 2019. She is now on their National Advisory Board. Jody has been guest organist at the national United Church of Christ Synods in Baltimore and Milwaukee, playing for plenaries and all worship services. Jody holds the Bachelor and Master Degrees in organ performance from Eastman School of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance from the University of Kansas.
YOU ARE INVITED
The Chancel Choir presents Advent selections from Messiah. They will be accompanied by a string quintet, trumpet, and organ. The prelude will begin at 9:50.
The traditional Nativity Pageant will be presented with all children’s choirs singing. Sydney Anderson will sing “O Holy Night.”
Hear Bryan Griffin sing “O Holy Night” and Sydney Anderson and Anne Maguire sing “Gesu Bambino.”
Caroling on God’s Acre at 6:30pm
Hear the string quartet, led by Mariusz Skula, play a contemplative prelude of Christmas carols before this candlelight service. Singing anthems of the season will be Sydney Anderson, Anne Maguire, Bryan Griffin, and Dimitrie Lazich.