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Musical Moments

December 1, 2021

Aram Tchobanian

December 8, 2021

Anne Maguire

December 15, 2021

Jenny D'Alba

December 22, 2021

Dimitrie Lazich

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


Anne Maguire, mezzo soprano
Jo Deen Blaine Davis, piano/organ
Welcome, Scriptures, and Prayer 
Twee Haffner
Coventry Carol

English Carol, 1591

Still, Still, Still
Norman Luboff

Some Children See Him
Wihla Hutson and Alfred Burt

Ring Out Wild Bells
Charles Gounod

Wachet auf 
Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantique de Noël 
Adolph Adams

Stille Nacht
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.


Sunday, December 12 at the 10:00am service:

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.

Wednesday, December 15 from12:00-12:30pm:
Advent Musical Moments with Jenny D’Alba, soprano and Jo Deen Blaine Davis, organ/piano.
Sunday, December 19 at the 10:00am service:
All Children’s Choirs and the Chancel Choir present festive music.
Sunday, December 19 at 5:00pm:
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
The Chancel Choir and readers from the church will present this candlelight service of scripture, carols, and anthems. 
Wednesday, December 22 from 12:00-12:30pm:
Advent Musical Moments with Dimitrie Lazich, baritone and Jo Deen Blaine Davis, organ/piano.
Monday, December 24 at 4:00pm:
Family Worship Service

The traditional Nativity Pageant will be presented with all children’s choirs singing. Sydney Anderson will sing “O Holy Night.” 

6:00 and 7:00pm – Informal 30 minute services: 

Hear Bryan Griffin sing “O Holy Night” and Sydney Anderson and Anne Maguire sing “Gesu Bambino.” 

Caroling on God’s Acre at 6:30pm

Contemplative Candlelight Service with Communion at 11:00pm:
String Quartet prelude begins at 10:45pm

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. 

For more information, please contact Jody Blaine Davis at or 
(203)966-2651 x827.