› Chime Choir: A Christmas MessageLocation: The Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers St., 3067 , Abbotsford - Open in Google Maps -
We know the Christmas characters so well - the chosen girl, the surprised carpenter, the frightened shepherds, the glorious angels.
We know the Christmas story too - the journey to Bethlehem, no room at the inn, a stable birth.
And we know the message Christmas brings to us all - hope, joy, and peace - a message for all times.
There is hope in the words of Edgar Allan Poe set to gently swelling music by Victor C. Johnson, and in the growing sense of wonder in the fabulous arrangement of Mary did you Know? by Pentatonix.
Joy is found in a rousing Jubilate Deo, in Handel's uplifting Joy to the World, and who would want to miss the fun of fa-la-laa-ing jollity in a breath-taking setting of Deck the Hall.
Modern settings of Christina Rosetti's poem The Rose and the classical text of Ecce Novum by Ola Gjeilo, and the contemporary carol All is Well with a sublime soprano solo, arranged by Voctave share a sense of peace.
So now let our Christmas songs fly like the praises of the angels, to celebrate and share the wonders of this everlasting story.
Chime choir is joined by special guests: Alexandra Mathew, mezzo soprano, and the Chime String Ensemble.
8.00pm Friday 13th December, 2019
The Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers St., Abbotsford