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Charlotte Lessons & Carols from St. John's
Friday, 12/7 at 12:00 p.m.

WDAV’s yearly live holiday broadcast returns with a program of beloved carols and holiday music illuminated by scripture readings. The Singers of Renaissance headline the concert led by Robert Pritchard, and are joined by the Wingate University Singers under the direction of Kenney Potter. An original WDAV production. For a PDF version of the program, click here.


Renaissance, Robert Pritchard, Director

Wingate University Singers, Kenney Potter, Director

J. Michael Grant, organ

Ballantyne Brass Quintet:
Don Tison; Tadd Hoffman, trumpets; Judith White, horn; Josh Diaz, trombone; and Ron Elmore, tuba

Sara Vavra, Reader: “The Christmas Life” a poem by Wendy Cope

Scripture Lessons read by:
Theresa Woody
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Foust

Theresa Woody, Host


O Come All Ye Faithful (Oakley, Wade / Arr. David Willcocks)

(Renaissance, Wingate University Singers, Congregation, Michael Grant (organ), Ballantyne Brass Quintet)

Lesson 1: Isaiah 35 (1-10)
My Song in the Night (Trad. Southern Folk Hymn/ Arr. Paul J. Christiansen) (Wingate University Singers)

Lesson 2: Luke 1
There Is No Rose (John Joubert) (Renaissance)

Lesson 3: Luke 2 (1-7)
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Trad. English Carol  / Arr. David Willcocks) (Renaissance)

Lesson 4: Luke 2 (8-12)
The Holly and the Ivy (Trad. English Carol / arr. Ola Gjeilo) (Wingate University Singers)

"The Christmas Life" (by Wendy Cope) (Sara Vayra, reader)

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (Trad. French Carol / arr. Keith Chapman) (J. Michael Grant, organ) 

O Come, O Come Emanuel (arr. Edwards) (Ballantyne Brass Quintet)

Lesson 5: Luke 2 (13-14)
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (Felix Mendelssohn/ arr. Willcocks)
(Renaissance, Wingate University Singers, Congregation, J. Michael Grant – organ, Ballantyne Brass Quintet)

Lesson 6: Luke 2 (15-20)
Sussex Carol (Trad. English Carol / Arr. David Willcocks) (Renaissance, J. Michael Grant – organ)

Lesson 7: Matthew 2 (1-2)
Sicut Locutus Est (from Magnificat, J.S. Bach) (Renaissance, Wingate University Singers, J. Michael Grant – organ)

Lesson 8: Matthew 2 (3-12)
Noel (Todd Smith / Arr. Brad Holmes) (Wingate University Singers)

Lesson 9: John 1 (1-14)
Joy to the World (Traditional /arr. H. Drummund Wolff) (Renaissance, Wingate University Singers, Congregation, Michael Grant – organ, Ballantyne Brass Quintet)

Re-airs on Sunday, December 9th from 6-7 PM and on Christmas Day, Tuesday December 25, from 4-5 PM

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