2022 Christmas Cantata
The Many Names of Jesus
Join our Chancel Choir for a musical celebration of the Good News of Christ’s birth, directed by Julie Ramsey and accompanied by organist/pianist, Jason McNally, and eight-piece orchestra. You’ll enjoy beautiful carols from a variety of cultures as together we worship on this fourth Sunday of Advent. Early instrumental prelude.
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Our cantatas, a pairing of both sung and spoken word always have a theme. This year, our Christmas cantata focuses on the many names of Jesus. Throughout the Bible, Jesus is given over two hundred different names, some by prophets, some by angels, others by those who were told to them in dreams, and others by people Jesus met throughout his life.
“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is namedWonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” -Isaiah 7:14
“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:10-11
“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” -Matthew 1:20-21
Various composers throughout history have understood the scriptural significance of Jesus’ many names and have included them in their compositions. We’ll be singing selections from Handel’s Messiah as well as Christmas songs, spirituals and carols by William Dawson, Dan Forrest, Ruth Morris Grey, Mack Wilberg and Isaac “Ike” Williams, all highlighting Jesus’ many names, why we should know them and what significance these names can have in our daily lives.
Come hear the scripture, the message, and this good news of great joy set to music this Sunday as we focus on Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Julie Ramsey, Director of Music