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Christmas Concert Program 2023

Saturday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m.

The following pieces have been carefully practiced for the past few months in preparation for today. Please remember to silence your cell phones so as not to be a distraction to the performers who have worked so hard for this moment.

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Below you will find the lyrics for each piece that is being performed today.

We hope you enjoy the nostalgia of familiar songs as well as learning some new ones!

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Sleigh Ride

composed by Leroy Anderson

performed by Nathan Peoples

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
ring ting tingling too
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you,
Outside the snow is falling
and friends are calling “Yoo hoo,”
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
let’s go, Let’s look at the show,
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
it’s grand, Just holding your hand,
We’re gliding along with a song
of a wintry fairy land.

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
and comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together
like two birds of a feather would be
Let’s take that road before us
and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

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It's Christmas in Killarney

composed by Redmond, Cavanaugh, and Weldon

performed by Sophia Green

The holly green, the ivy green
The prettiest picture you've ever seen
It's Christmas in Killarney
With all of the folks at home

It's nice, ya know, to kiss your beau
While cuddlin' under the mistletoe
And Santa Clause, ya know of course
Is one of the boys from home

The door is always open
The neighbors pay you call
And Father John, before he's gone
Will bless the house and all

Our hearts are light
Our spirits bright
We'll celebrate our joy tonight
It's Christmas in Killarney
With all of the folks at home

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It's a Marshmallow World in the Winter 

composed by Sigman and DeRose

performed by Layken Richard

It's a marshmallow world in the winter
When the snow comes to cover the ground
It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day
I wait for it the whole year round

Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly
In the arms of the evergreen trees
And the sun is red, like a pumpkin head
It's shining so your nose won't freeze

Oh, the world is your snowball, see how it grows
That's how it goes, whenever it snows
The world is your snowball just for a song
Get out and roll it along

Oh, it's a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts
Take a walk with your favorite girl
It's a sugar date, what if spring is late
In winter it's a marshmallow world

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A Holly, Jolly Christmas 

composed by Johnny Marks (arr. Wall)

performed by Kaylee Baker

Have a holly, jolly Christmas
It’s the best time of the year
I don’t know if there’ll be snow
but have a cup of cheer.

Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And when you walk down the street
Say Hello to friends you know
and everyone you meet.

Oh ho, the mistletoe
hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you
Kiss her once for me.

Have a holly jolly Christmas
and in case you didn’t hear
Oh by golly have a holly
jolly Christmas this year!

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It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

composed by Meredith Willson (arr. Wall)

performed by Kylie East

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five and ten
glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in ev’ry store
But the prettiest sight to see
is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

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Jingle Bells

composed by James Lord Pierpont (arr. Bastien)

performed by Lydia Patterson

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, O
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

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One More Sleep 'Til Christmas

composed by Goodman and Williams (arr. Wall)

performed by Kiersten May

There's magic in the air this evening,

Magic in the air!

The world is at her best, you know

When people love and care.

The promise of excitement is one the night will keep.

After all, there's only one more sleep 'til Christmas.

The world has got a smile today,

The world has got a glow.

There's no such thing as strangers when

A stranger says "hello".

And everyone is family, we're having so much fun.

After all, there's only one more sleep 'til Christmas.

Tis the season to be jolly and joyous.

With a burst of pleasure, we feel it arrive.

It's the season when the Saints can employ us,

To spread the news about peace and to keep love alive!

There's something in the wind today

That's good for everyone.

Yes, faith is in our hearts today

We're shining like the sun.

And everyone can feel it, the feeling's running deep.

After all, there's only one more sleep 'til Christmas.

After all, there's only one more sleep 'til Christmas day.

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Snow

composed by Irving Berlin (arr. Wall)

performed by Morgan Purdy and Bek Wall

Snow, it won't be long before we'll all be there with snow
Snow, I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow

Snow, I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow
Snow, oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow

Where it's snowing
All winter through
That's where I want to be
Snowball throwing
That's what I'll do
How I'm longing to ski
Through the

Snow, those glist'ning houses that seem to be built of snow
Snow, oh, to see a mountain covered with a quilt of snow

What is Christmas with no snow
No white Christmas with no snow
Snow!

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Miniature Overture

composed by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (arr. Goldston)

performed by Tabitha Taylor and Bek Wall

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March

composed by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (arr. Goldston)

performed by Maddie Jo Fazende and Bek Wall

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Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy

composed by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (arr. Goldston)

performed by Corina and Olivia Silva

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Russian Dance

composed by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (arr. Goldston)

performed by Aiden Higgins and Silas Kittrell

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Arabian Dance

composed by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (arr. Goldston)

performed by Azariah Joseph and Bek Wall

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Chinese Dance

composed by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (arr. Goldston)

performed by Madilynn Salvador

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Dance of the Reed Flutes

composed by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (arr. Goldston)

performed by Jenna Abramaitys

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Waltz of the Flowers

composed by Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (arr. Goldston)

performed by Anna Cupp and Bek Wall

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Joy to the World

composed by Watts and Handel

performed by Evie Hiscox

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room,
and heav'n and nature sing,
and heav'n and nature sing,
and heav'n, and heav'n and nature sing.

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O Christmas Tree

composed by Brueckner (arr. Bastien)

performed by Jasmin Coleman

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How loving hands have decked thee!
Thus God's own love will make of me
For Paradise a shining tree.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How loving hands have decked thee!

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Angels We Have Heard On High

French Traditional (arr. Bastien)

performed by Julia Higgins

Angels we have heard on high,
sweetly singing o'er the plains,

and the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains:

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
which inspire your heav'nly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

 

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the new-born King.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

 

See Him in a manger laid,
Jesus, Lord of heav'n and earth!
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
sing with us our Savior's birth.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

 

 

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Away in a Manger

composed by William J. Kirkpatrick (arr. Bastien)

performed by Josiah King

Away in a manger no crib for a bed

The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head.

The stars in the sky looked down where he lay.

The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

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I Wonder as I Wander

composed by John Jacob Niles (arr. Wall)

performed by Catalina Naranjo

I wonder as I wander, out under the sky,
how Jesus the Savior did come for to die
for poor ordinary people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander, out under the sky.

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O Come, All Ye Faithful

composed by Wade and Oakeley (arr. Wall)

performed by Juliet Smalls

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come, and behold Him, born the King of angels!


O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord!

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God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

Traditional Tune (arr. Wall)

performed by Levi Hiscox

God rest you merry, gentlemen,
let nothing you dismay,
remember Christ our Savior
was born on Christmas Day
to save us all from Satan's pow'r
when we were gone astray.


O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy.

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Sing We Now of Christmas

French Traditional (arr. Bober)

performed by Eunice Kang

Sing we now of Christmas,
Noel, sing we here!
Hear our grateful praises
to the babe so dear.
Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel!
Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel!

Angels called to shepherds,
"Leave your flocks at rest,
journey forth to Bethlehem,
find the lambkin blest."

Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel!

Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel!

 

In Bethlehem they found him;
Joseph and Mary mild,
seated by the manger,
watching the holy child.

Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel!

Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel!

 

From the eastern country
came the kings afar,
bearing gifts to Bethlehem
guided by a star.

Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel!

Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel!

 

Gold and myrrh they took there,
gifts of greatest price;
there was ne'er a place on earth
so like paradise.

Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel!

Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel!

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Masters in This Hall

Morris and Marais (arr. Bonam)

performed by Melody Smith and Bek Wall

Masters in this hall
Hear ye news today,
Brought from over seas
And ever you I pray:
Sing we now noel,
Sing we noel clear!
Holpen all the folk on earth
Born the Son of God so dear!

Then to Bethl'em town
Went we two by two,
In a sorry place
We heard the oxen low: 
Sing we now noel, Sing we noel clear!

Holpen all the folk on earth

Born the Son of God so dear!
 

Ox and ass Him know,
Kneeling on their knee,
Wonderous joy had I
This little babe to see.
Sing we now noel, Sing we noel clear!

Holpen all the folk on earth

Born the Son of God so dear!


This is Christ, the Lord,
Masters be ye glad!
Christmas is come in,
And no folk shall be sad!

Sing we now noel, Sing we noel clear!

Holpen all the folk on earth

Born the Son of God so dear!

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