Christmas Vespers 2016 Providence Presbyterian Church Virginia Beach December 11 2016

Check out a sneak view of a traditional Presbyterian church choir and bells. This is a traditional service in a Presbyterian church that celebrates Christmas evening hymns and prayer.

“Vespers” is the sunset evening prayer service in the Orthodox, Western and Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies of the canonical hours. The word comes from the Greek ß╝Ťâ¤Ç╬ş¤ü╬▒ (“hespera”) and the Latin vesper, meaning “evening”. It is also referred to in the Anglican tradition as evening prayer or evensong.

Performed by Providence Presbyterian Church

The Chancel Choir
Merry Bells
Bells of Providence
Pianists John Dixon and Veletta Fellenbaum

PROGRAM IN ORDER

The Chancel Choir

SONGS

Ave Maria: 0:18
Guilio Caccini, Arr. Patrick M. Liebergen

The Huron Carol: 4:34
Arr. John S. Dixon

What Sweeter Music: 7:16
John Rutter

Shepard’s Carol: 11:29
Arr. Patti Brennan

The Little Drummer Boy: 14:25
Arr. Joel Raney

Merry Bells and Bells of Providence

SONGS

What Child is this? (Greensleeves) 18:20
English Carol, Arr. Cathy Moklebust

In the Bleak Midwinter: 22:05
Gustav Holst, Arr. Cathy Moklebust

Christmas Piano Duets

John Dixon and Valetta Fellenbaum
Arr. Melody Bober

SONGS

Angels We Have Heard on High 27:24
Still, Still, Still 29:34
Carol of the Bells 32:30
Merry Christmas Medley: 34:17

  • Hark the herald Angels sing;
  • Ding, Dong!
  • Merrily on High;
  • Joy to the World

Bells of Providence

SONGS

Oh, How Joyfully (O Sanctissima): 37:03
Sicilian melody, Arr. Cathy Moklebust

The Boars head Carol: 40:43
English Carol, Arr. Jason W. Krug

Benediction

SONG

Stay with us 43:12
Egil Hovland


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