St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons & Carols 2007

Historic St Peter's Episcopal Church

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

The Rev. J. Rodney Croes, Rector

The Rev. Kathleen DeJohn, Deacon


A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.


St. Peter's Choir

Eugene Lavery, Organist

R. Douglas Sheldon, Music Director & Conductor

Laura Baldasano, Conductor

Christine Hoffman, Conductor



St: Peter's Choir:

Andrea Boucher, Brooke Edwards, Cherrill Garoniak

Andrea Japinga, Emily Kwan, Ellen Nemeth, Adeline Parker,

Dee Parker, Thelma Rey, Mary-Viola Rey,

Dorothy Grandjean Smith, Janet Sojka


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Veronika Arkhangel, Yuhi Aizawa, Naomi Blumenthal,

Heather Brown, Michèle Cusson, Sarah Davis, Christine Hoffman,

Debbie Keith, Olga Kern, Denise Pineau


St. Peter's Choir:

Joyce Richardson-Melech, Alexandra Sheldon,

Eileen Sheldon, Amanda Weiss


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Laura Baldasano, Limarie Cabrera, Vivian Chiu,

Deborah Lanser, Kristin Rothfuss,

Betty Satterwhite, Jaime Sloan


St. Peter's Choir:

Austin Gumbs, Jonathan Gonazalez, Allan Hunte

Roy MacMath , Cedric Richardson


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Brian Bumby, Steven Lanser, Graham Parker


St. Peter's Choir:

Butch Bryson, Robin Lee, David Mantell


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Robert Berretta, Christopher Herrera, Laurence Sutter



Ave Maria Pietro Mascagni

Kristin Rothfuss, mezzo soprano

OpeningHymn 685 Love Divine, all love excelling

Opening Sentences

Blessed be God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and blessed be His kingdom

now and forever. Amen.

Bidding Prayer Fr. Croes


Lessons and Carols

Jesu, Joy of Man's desiring Johann Sebastian Bach

First Lesson Genesis III

God declareth in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman

shall bruise the serpent's head.

Dorothy Grandjean-Smith

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Polish)arr. David Willcocks

Christine Hoffman, conductor

Second Lesson Genesis XXII

God promiseth to Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations

of the earth be blessed.

Mary Jane Seeman

Sussex Carol (English) arr. David Willcocks

Brooke Edwards, soprano & Jonathan Gonzalez, tenor

Third Lesson Isaiah IX

Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet Isaiah.

John Cardillo

Candlelight Carol John Rutter

Fourth Lesson Isaiah XI

The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Richard Japinga

O Little Town of Bethlehem Lewis Redner, arr. Clay Christiansen

Fifth Lesson Luke I

The Angel Gabriel visiteth the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Eileen Sheldon

The Virgin Mary had a baby boy (West Indian)arr. Walter Ehret

Sixth Lesson Matthew I

St. Matthew telleth of Christ's nativity.

Ronald Sprague

Alleluia, from Brazilian Psalm Jean Berger, arr. Tom Anderson

Seventh Lesson Luke II

The Shepherds go unto the manger.

Ellen Torres

A merry Christmas song (French)arr. Maurice Goldman

Eighth Lesson Matthew II

The Wise Men are led by a star to Jesus.

Cherrill Garoniak

Joy to the World John Rutter

Laura Baldasano, conductor

Ninth Lesson John I

St. John unfoldeth the mystery of the Incarnation.

The Reverend Kathleen DeJohn

Sing we now of Christmas (French)arr. Fred Prentiss

Ring Out! Wild Bells Charles Gounod/Frederic Root


Posted: Mar-25-2013
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