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The Alpharetta Methodist Chancel Choir,
Orchestra and Children’s Choirs

present

Festival of Christmas

A Joyful Celebration of the Season

 

Mary McDonald, Composer
Michael Lawrence, Orchestration

Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12 — 5 p.m.

Alpharetta Methodist Church Pastors:
David Walters, Senior Pastor
Brad Greene, Associate Pastor
Terri Henkel, Associate Pastor

Director of Music:
Barbara Holbrook

OVERTURE

Traditional German Carol

Carol of the Bells (Leontovych)

Noel (Nouvelet)

Christmas Sing Noel (Based on Isaiah 40:5)

O Come, Emmanuel
Sheila, McBrayer, soloist

This Joyful Christmas Day

Pat-a Pat-a Pan

Sussex Carol

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Dan Forrest)
Women’s Ensemble
Courtney Foley and John Delk, piano

The Midnight Clear (Morning Song), by Ananias Davisson (1816)
Edmund Sears, lyrics (1849)

The Snow Lay on the Ground (Venite Adoremus)
Children’s Choir

O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel), by Adolphe Adam
Carly Hoffman, soloist

Noel (arr. Heather Sorenson)
Sarah Lewis, soloist

Go Tell the News!

Christmas, Sing Noel! (Reprise)

Amen (Tom Fettke and Ken Bible, arr. Richard Kingsmore)
Jared Brooks, soloist

OUR GOD IS WORTHY

Rev. Brad Greene

Is He Worthy (Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive, arr. Dan Forrest)
Riley Ortega and Jared Brooks, soloists

The Prayer (Carole Bayer-Sager and David Foster, arr. Lari Goss)
Riley Ortega and Raphael Feluristal, soloists

THIS GOD WE BEHOLD

Rev. David Walters

Benediction

Behold Our God
(Jonathan, Ryan and Meghan Baird, Stephen Altrogge; arr. Mary McDonald)

Barbara Holbrook, Music Director
Elaine Little, Children’s Choir Director
Sarah Grathwohl, Music Associate
Marie Petit, Organist, Accompanist
John Delk, Organist Accompanist

Chancel Choir

Roberta Austin
Tina Baker-Baker
Barbara Banke
Erin Bodine
Nancy Bodine
Susan Boston
Palmer Branch
Jared Brooks
Leslie Brunson
Bob Burgess
Katherine Cordle
Julie Edmondson
Allison Edwards
Scott Estep
Raphael Fleuristal
Jamie Fredlund
Patti Fredlund
Sue Gerard
Sarah Grathwohl
Olivia Grizzle
Rex Grizzle
Kathi Gutknecht
Darla Hart
Ben Harwell
Niki Harwell
Carly Hoffman
Barbara Holbrook
Bob Holbrook
Holly Hunter
Barbara Ingram
Carolyn Kelfer
Charlie Lail, Sr.
Sarah Lewis
Elaine Little
Janet Mann
Sheila McBrayer

Linda McKendrick
Dan McNeill
Betty Meisburg
Curtis Miles
Joe Mitchell
Kathy Montgomery
Phil Monzo
Randall Morgan, Sr.
Sheryl Morriss
Augustine Mulia
Leah Newman
Riley Ortega
Victoria Peacock
Amy Pearson
Clyde Pettet
Monica Plummer
Victoria Potts
Helen Ramaglia
Jan Renta
Babs Robinson
Jerry Rogers
Whitney Shook
Joseph Simpson
Ted Smith
Jack Spicer
Rebecca Spicer
Dan Spragle
Laura Steh
Judy Terry
Scott Tilley
Patty Townes
Debbie Wheeler
Nelson Wilkinson
Rachel Wilkinson
Meg Windsor
Ione Wohlhueter

Combined Children’s Choir

Clara Brien
Jocelyn Donlan
Sofia Grathwohl
Finley Hornfeck
Sydney Hornfeck
Caroline Johnson
Maggie Mann
Abby McBrayer

Ochestra

Flute
Eileen Nahser, Leah Arnold

Clarinet
Linda Brill, Dennis Chapman

Oboe
Lisa Sayre, Katherine Dobson

Horn
Mandy Tinsley

Trumpet
Geary Newman, Melia Foley, Geoff Gay

Trombone
Steve Sako, Tim O’Mara

Tuba
Jonathan Ashley

Percussion
Paul Fritz, Lori Saladna

Timpani
Noah Samuelson

Harp
Julie Koenig

Violin
Nicole Thompson, Alison James, Gavril Lim

Viola
Eva Groener, Gregory Selig

Cello
Megan Hallam

Bass
Moe Winograd

Piano
Marie Pettet, John Delk, Courtney Foley