St Peter's Episcopal Church Lessons & Carols 2008

Historic St Peter's Episcopal Church

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

The Reverend Joanna Graham, Interim Rector

The Rev. Kathleen DeJohn, Deacon


A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.


St. Peter's Choir

R. Douglas Sheldon, Music Director & Conductor

Laura Baldasano Surguine, Conductor

Mark Victor Smith, Organist



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, Tara Riccelli

Dorothy Grandjean Smith, Janet Sojka


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Veronika Arkhangel, Naomi Blumenthal,

Debbie Keith, 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,

Betty Satterwhite, Jaime Sloan


St. Peter's Choir:

Austin Gumbs, Jonathan Gonazalez, Winston Hughes, Allan Hunte

Roy MacMath , Cedric Richardson


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Graham Parker, Bret Surguine


St. Peter's Choir:

Butch Bryson, Robin Lee, David Mantell, Jeffrey Smith


Friends of St. Peter's Choir:

Robert Berretta, Laurence Sutter



Opening Hymn 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 Rev. Graham


Lessons and Carols

Fanfare for Christmas Day Martin Shaw

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

Joseph dearest, Joseph mine arr. Norman Luboff

Second Lesson Genesis XXII

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

of the earth be blessed.

Mary Jane Seeman

My dancing Day (English) arr. Robert Shaw/Alice Parker

Brooke Edwards, soprano & Jonathan Gonzalez, tenor

Third Lesson Isaiah IX

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

John Cardillo

Shepherds' Carol William Billings

Fourth Lesson Isaiah XI

The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Richard Japinga

Candlelight Carol (for women's chorus) John Rutter

Fifth Lesson Luke I

The Angel Gabriel visiteth the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Eileen Sheldon

Ave Maria J. S. Bach/C. H. Gounod

Sixth Lesson Matthew I

St. Matthew telleth of Christ's nativity.

Ronald Sprague

What Sweeter Music John Rutter

Seventh Lesson Luke II

The Shepherds go unto the manger.

Ellen Torres

Go where I send thee(for men's chorus) arr. Maurice Gardner

Eighth Lesson Matthew II

The Wise Men are led by a star to Jesus.

Cherrill Garoniak

Angels' Carol John Rutter

Laura Baldasano, conductor

Ninth Lesson John I

St. John unfoldeth the mystery of the Incarnation.

The Reverend Kathleen DeJohn

African Noel Ronald Kauffmann


Posted: Mar-25-2013
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