Full Circle presents its annual holiday concert at the church on Friday, December 18th at 7:30 p.m. They will give another performance on Saturday, December 19th at the Lyme Congregational Church.
Here are two additions to our Advent music collection, both from the album Light of the Stable by Emmylou Harris. The first is a fun seasonal song from the remastered and expanded release of the album, the second a beautiful contemporary carol from the original version. The album is more for Christmas than Advent, with many carols that Emmylou blesses with her gifts of arrangement and voice.
Advent has its own tradition of music apart from Christmas. One of the classic Advent hymns is Wake, Awake for Night Is Flying. Below are two versions of a famous cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach based on that hymn for you to enjoy. A translation of the text is available here.
If you enjoy Bach, here are some beautiful cantatas he wrote for the season. You can find translations of the texts by clicking here.
This short clip is the finale of Lynnette Combs’ performance at the 12th annual Katrina Munn Memorial Concert, on November 1, 2015. The piece is J.S. Bach’s Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552.