Christmas at Trinity

Christmas 2018 at Trinity Cathedral






At Trinity Cathedral, over forty musicians have been practicing since mid-October to prepare the glorious music of Christmas. I am privileged to serve with these dedicated singers and instrumentalists for my twelfth Christmas as your choir director and organist and my sixteenth Christmas as a communicant of Trinity Cathedral.

As we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we offer our time and talent to enrich and enliven worship. We invite you to join in this offering of praise and thanksgiving during these twelve days of Christmas.

What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb.
If I were a wise man, I would do my part.
Yet what I can I give him - give my heart.

Hymn 112, "In the bleak midwinter," Christina Rosetti (1830-1894)

Christmas Music at Trinity Cathedral, Omaha

Christmas Eve
December 24
4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Pageant
The Cantate and Laudate Choirs
Marty Wheeler Burnett, Canon Precentor
Alex Hoefling, Assistant Director, Cantate Choral Academy
Becky Lowe-Weyand, soprano
Tara Cowherd Richardson, piano

Hymns
83   O come, all ye faithful   Adeste fideles
96   Angels we have heard on high   Gloria
99   Go tell it on the mountain   Go Tell It On the Mountain
109   The first Nowell   The First Nowell
100   Joy to the world!   Antioch
111   Silent night, holy night   Stille nacht
87   Hark! the herald angels sing   Mendelssohn


Service Music
Sanctus S-125     A Community Mass, Richard Proulx
Memorial Acclamation S-138     McNeil Robinson II
Great Amen S-146     Robinson
Fraction Anthem S-154     New Plainsong, David Hurd

Anthems
The Friendly Beasts     Medieval French melody, arr. Hal H. Hopson
O Sleep Now, Tiny Baby     Hispanic folk melody, arr. Hopson

Organ Music
In the Bleak Midwinter     arr. Albin C. Whitworth
Noel     Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier


7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Festival Choral Eucharist
The Trinity Cathedral Choir and Schola Cantorum
Marty Wheeler Burnett, Canon Precentor
David Schack, organ
Katie Wychulis, harp (7:00)
Ernest Richardson, viola (10:00)
The Trinity Cathedral Brass Quintet (10:00)
Jason Johnson, trumpet
Rebecca Stromquist, trumpet
Garrett Law, horn
Jason Stromquist, trombone
Craig Fuller, tuba

Prelude (7:00)
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28     Benjamin Britten
Women of the Trinity Cathedral Schola Cantorum
Tara Cowherd Richardson, Becky Lowe-Weyand,
Shelby VanNordstrand, Kori Archbold,
Janeen Jensen, Judi Torneten

Prelude (10:00) - Music for Choir and Brass
Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light     Johann Sebastian Bach
Ding dong! Merrily on high     French carol, arr. Charles Wood
Away in a Manger     arr. Mack Wilbert
See Amid the Winter's Snow     John Goss, arr. Chris O'Hara
Nativity Carol     John Rutter
Il est ne le divin enfant     French carol, arr. Rutter
In Dulci Jubilo     German carol, arr. Warren Wernick
Rocking     Thomas Matthews
In the Bleak Midwinter     Gustav Holst, arr. Albin Whitworth
Sussex Carol     English carol, arr. Roger Harvey

Hymns

83   O come, all ye faithful   Adeste fideles

96   Angels we have heard on high   Gloria
109   The first Nowell   The First Nowell
100   Joy to the world!   Antioch
105   God rest you merry, gentlemen   God Rest You Merry
111   Silent night, holy night   Stille nacht
87   Hark! the herald angels sing   Mendelssohn

Service Music
Sanctus S-125     A Community Mass, Richard Proulx
Memorial Acclamation S-138     McNeil Robinson II
Great Amen S-146     Robinson
Fraction Anthem S-154     New Plainsong, David Hurd

Anthems
Sir Christemas     William Mathias
Once in Royal David's City     arr. David Willcocks

Voluntaries
O Little Town of Bethlehem     arr. Carlos Salzedo (7:00)
Joseph, lieber, Joseph mein     Johann Walther, arr. Gary Olson (10:00)
In dulci jubilo     Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Day
December 25

Hymns

83   O come, all ye faithful   Adeste fideles

96   Angels we have heard on high   Gloria
87   Hark! the herald angels sing   Mendelssohn
109   The first Nowell   The First Nowell
115   What child is this, who, laid to rest   Greensleeves
100   Joy to the world!   Antioch


Service Music

Sanctus S-125     A Community Mass, Richard Proulx

Organ Music
In the Bleak Midwinter     arr. Albin C. Whitworth
Noel     Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier



The First Sunday after Christmas Day
December 30, 2018

Hymns
93   Angels from the realms of glory   Regent Square
96   Angels we have heard on high   Gloria
89   It came upon a midnight clear   Carol
109   The first Nowell   The First Nowell
112   In the bleak midwinter   Cranham
99   Go tell it on the mountain   Go Tell It On the Mountain


Service Music

Sanctus S-125     A Community Mass, Richard Proulx
Fraction Anthem S-154     New Plainsong, David Hurd

Organ Music
Partita on Vom Himmel hoch   David Schack
Vous qui desirez sans fin   Jean-Francois Dandrieu
Noel   Jose Jesus Estrada
Postlude on Mendelssohn   David Willcocks


Photos by Kyle Smith and Marty Wheeler Burnett





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