For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
“Here We Come A’ Caroling” is a Christmas musical worship presentation by Chant De Claire Chorus on December 7, 2018.
Jesus, the reason of the season!
As Christmas dawns upon us, millions of people everywhere get into the holiday spirit; excitement is truly mounting over the widely anticipated festive season. All over the world, Christmas is celebrated. Sometimes in different ways; but whatever approach that may be, still the wonder and magic of the Christmas season is shared.
Each year as December rolls around, “Chant De Claire Chorus” kicks off the Christmas season with some of our favorite Christmas carols. It’s amazing how joy can flourish when joy is shared; a joy obviously manifested as they performed their annual special Christmas concert in celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus. They sang their way through the story of Christmas as they led the congregation to worship the King, who was born as the little babe in Bethlehem’s manger and is known as the ultimate reason of the season!
A birth that has brought great joy to the world!
Watching over this live music performance, it took us back to the simple joy surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. With the choir members lined-up along the stage in their stylish red dresses, the congregation was seated in silence, eager to be filled with the joyful singing of the Christmas songs.
Gifts don’t always come wrapped up. Our love and gratitude toward God for sending us His only-begotten Son to save us can be shown in various ways besides giving gifts, and CDCC took this in a way that inspired us through a musical service rendered to remind our brethren of the powerful message about Christ’s love and the gifts that He offers us.
The choir had a lovely blend of voices that warmed the hearts of everyone. On that festive night, the congregation enjoyed the popular classical music with a seasonal twist. The songs were so inspiring, comprised of much-loved Christmas tunes. All the songs that were sung had a deep religious theme, focusing mainly on the birth of Jesus Christ; the most awaited birth that brought such great joy to the whole world.
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The most extraordinary gift of all
The vesper programme featured an impressive performance of some of our favorite Christmas songs. A selection of the most popular songs from “O Come All Ye Faithful” through to “Peace and Joy” was sung and they filled the audience with festive cheer. “Here We Come A’ Caroling” was the highlight of the service and encapsulated the sheer excitement among the audience.
These are the songs the CDCC played during the vesper worship:
- “ O Come All Ye Faithful”
- “Here We Come A’ Caroling”
- “Gloria Emmanuel Has Come”
- “Joyful Wonderful News”
- “It’s Christmas With Away In A Manger”
- “Go Tell It On The Mountain”
- “Christmas Is The Best Time Of The Year”
- “Peace And Joy”
The perceived emotion as the audience appreciated the emotional tone of the songs and the meaning behind them, made us all feel warm and inspired. The songs brought joyful memories about the birth of our Lord Jesus. His birth and the fascinating story of His incredible journey forever changed the course of human history. The hope that the birth of Jesus gives to us all is the best part of Christmas and the true reason that we are celebrating. It is the Lord’s impact on all humanity that gives significance to this celebration that gives praise to His name. He, as the tiny baby in the manger, is the most extraordinary gift of all – the gift of God’s love for all humanity.
As the choir acknowledged God’s saving love in the form of these exciting songs, how could they not share this to those who are excited to hear the good tidings?
Effort behind the success of CDCC Christmas concert
It’s the spiritual vision of each of the members of CDCC choir group that drove them to organize this Christmas concert. A vision that would bring fellow Christians together to be blessed by God and to be inspired by the powerful message these Christmas songs convey.
The group is comprised of dedicated working ladies who are willing to invest their precious time in this singing ministry. With the voice talent that God has endowed them, they voluntarily use it to glorify His name as they serve Him while inspiring others.
A kind word of appreciation accorded to Mr. Hussien Domocmat for leading the choir and for his hard work in selecting the songs to perform. Thanks also to the narrator Mr. Richmond Ilao for the wonderful way in which he used various examples of dramatic narration to share insight and offer a historical perspective of the events surrounding the birth of Christ before each song. Also, thanks so much to our gifted pianist Ms. Berlyn Ronquillo who played by heart and contributed greatly to the success of the concert. She played with artistic touch on the piano, conveying mastery on her part that brought life to the songs that were played on the stage.
To those who came and attended the concert, we are grateful for the support you showed. Did it bless your lives? For sure it did, because of the wonderful message the songs brought us. The songs ministered to our needs as they talked about thanksgiving, love, peace, joy, blessings and salvation.
Above all, we bring all the glory and honor to God for He alone is the Giver and source of everything. All that we are and all that we have come from Him. There’s no higher purpose in life than to take our time, treasure and talents and use them to glorify Him.
And lastly, it gave all of us great joy to greet each and everyone a “Merry Christmas!” Yes, it’s Christmas, a season of great joy and love and a time of healing and renewed strength.