Worship Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2016 (7:00 and 9:00 p.m.)

Christmas Eve

Candlelight & Carols with The Chancel Choir & Festival Brass

Christmas Eve Music

7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

  • Prelude:
    Music by The Festival Brass:
    Contrapunctus I; J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder; Anonymous (c. 1684)
    Scherzo; John Cheetham
    Canzona Prima a 5; Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
    Three Pieces for Brass Quintet; Ludwig Maurer (1789-1878)
    Quintet No. 1; V. Ewald
  • Virgin’s Slumber Song; Max Reger; Jonas Nordwall, organist
  • Anthem:Gloria;andol Alan Bass; The Chancel Choir. The Festival Brass and Percussion; Erick Lichte, conductor
  • Anthem:Of the Father’s Love Begotten;Wilbur Chenoweth; The Chancel Choir and The Festival Brass
  • Offertory:Suo-gân (Rest in Me), A Welsh Lullaby; arr. Mack Wilberg; The Chancel Choir
  • Postlude:Echo Noel; Louis Claude Daquin

We extend a special welcome to our visitors. First United Methodist Church of Portland declares that we will be an advocate for peace in our local communities and world. As a Reconciling Congregation, members of this congregation have pledged to welcome and support all who want to worship with us, regardless of race, gender, class or sexual orientation.

Visit the Coffee Hour after worship today for a tasty treat, good coffee, and lively conversation. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the people and programs of First Church.

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