Catalog: Christmas
Category: Adult Musical
Voicing: SATB/SAB
Difficulty: Moderate
Release Date: 2015

A Noel Celebration

Created by Lloyd Larson, Marty Parks and Jay Rouse Narr. by Kylee Larson

This collaborative cantata looks at the Christmas story through the eyes of first-hand witnesses who share their unique perspectives on the miraculous birth of Jesus. Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, a shepherd, a wise man and the aged saint Simeon all share their stories through dramatice monologues. A blend of original and familiar carols provides a dramatic sonic backdrop for these inspiring stories. Ed Hogan's stunning orchestration makes this piece a versatile work that can be presented equally well with piano only or with full orchestral accompaniment. The optional inclusion of congregational singing of familiar carols ensures a meaningful worship experience for the entirety of the congregation. 45 minutes in length.