Setlist - 17 Dec 2017
Morning Carol Service

Tags: carols, christmas

  • [G] O come, all ye faithful - John F. Wade
  • [F] O little town of Bethlehem - Phillips Brooks, Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • [F] Angels from the realms of glory - James Montgomery
  • [E] His name, his name - Unknown, Jean Sibelius
  • [D] Joy to the world - Isaac Watts
  • [C] Jesus Is With Us Now - Chris Juby
  • [F] Hark, the herald angels sing - Charles Wesley

Mostly the same elements as last week, but somehow expanded by having all the generations there.

The main additional element was that the kids join me to sing anew all-age song I wrote over the last two weeks. Here's the song (with bonus animated video):

We messed around with it a lot on the day. The kids were waiting in the wings dressed as Nativity characters. As I sang each verse the appropriate characters joined me on the stage and did actions for the chorus. We also had an impromptu competition among the brass players for the best accompaniment for the "woah-oh" in the chorus (obviously a shoe-in for the trombones!).

Great fun overall, and often enough profound to leave me feeling very much tuned in to the season.

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