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Rachel Bergen (soprano) presents a selection of beloved songs from her family's extensive and varied Christmas music collection. The program includes songs ranging from "Sleigh Ride" to "O Holy Night," as well as pieces accompanied by guitar with Elizabeth Bergen and Christmas organ repertoire performed by Curt Bergen.

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This is the second concert in the Notes of Joy! Advent Concert Series for 2021. Local performers contribute their gift of music as we prepare our hearts for Christmas, and support a local charity. The Advent noon concert series was established in 2007 by the late Catherine McFadden Dunning Young.

This concert is open for in-person attendance (masks and proof of vaccination required), as well as live streamed and recorded, and available to watch below and on St Mary's live stream page, and on Facebook. Please don't forget to take a moment to make a donation in support of our charity parter for the series, the Victoria Hospice Society's Bereavement Services.

Program List

  • Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (Traditional)
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Traditional)
  • Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Traditional)
  • Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish)
  • Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional)
  • The Friendly Beasts (Traditional) (with Elizabeth Bergen)
  • The Rebel Jesus (Jackson Brown) (with Elizabeth Bergen) 
  • Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme (J.S. Bach) (organ solo by Curt Bergen)
  • Variations on Adeste Fideles (Gaston Dethier) (organ solo by Curt Bergen) 
  • O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam and John Sullivan Dwight)

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