Briarwood Christmas Festival


December 17 • 7:00 p.m.
Worship Center

The Briarwood Chancel (Adult) Choir, Festival Orchestra, Youth Choir, and Briarwood Ballet present, “Break Forth Into Singing!” This program of sacred choral and instrumental music will include classics by Bach, Handel, and John Rutter; and newer arrangements by Mack Wilberg, Michael W. Smith, and others. Whether your favorite is the “Hallelujah Chorus” or “All Is Well,” there’s wonderful music of the season here for everyone! No admission fee.

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Festival Répertoire
Overture (Christmas Oratorio) – Saint Säens
Choral Offering – Bach (featuring the Chapel Choir)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – arr. Haines
Christians, Be Joyful (Christmas Oratorio) – Bach
Hope of Israel – Smith (featuring Briarwood Ballet)
For Unto Us (Messiah) – Handel
Gloria – Vivaldi
Joy to the World – Rutter (featuring Briarwood Ballet)
The Sleep of the Infant Jesus – Gevaert
All is Well – Smith/Huff
No Eye Had Seen – Smith/Krogstad
Enigma Variations (Adagio) – Elgar
Ten Thousand Joys – Marsh/Dean
O Come All Ye Faithful – Rutter
Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) – Handel
Gigue – Bach