The concept is simple, and the performance results will be dramatic and moving for performers and audiences alike. Take eight of the most beloved carols, and arrange them in simple vocal arrangements, the way you expect them to be (with optional second parts). Now, create a narrative based on the scriptural telling of the Christmas story, broken into segments that set up the songs. For background, add richly orchestrated recordings performed by top professionals. As a final joyous option, we have made these arrangements all appropriate for audience sing-along, with intros that naturally lead them into the song without rehearsal. And we've included reproducible sing-along sheets for the audience in addition to the reproducible singer's parts.
The carols that tell the Christmas story include:
Angels We Have Heard On High
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Away In A Manger
The First Noel
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Joy To The World
The kit includes:
Those eight favorite carols arranged simply with an optional part 2.
Narration from Scripture usable for as many readers as you like.
Arrangements appropriate for audience sing-along, with introductions and interludes that logically lead the singers into each verse.
Reproducible vocal parts for singers and sing-along lyric sheets for your audience.
Director's Handbook with playable Piano/Vocal parts and suggestions for staging and costumes. It also includes reproducible scripts and customizable posters and program covers.
A Performance/Accompaniment recording with three versions of the program: Full Performance with narration, Full Performance with music only, and Accompaniment only.
Create an inspiring performance that your singers and audience will remember with joy. (total performance time ca. 25-30 minutes)
Soundtrack/Preview CD - Also available separately is a soundtrack/preview CD, which is useful as an aid for choir members learning the music, or for personal listening enjoyment. (This is a performance demo without accompaniment tracks.)
Singer's Parts - While the kit comes with reproducible Singer's Parts, we also offer you pre-printed Singer's Parts to save you time at the photocopier.