December 24, 2023

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year B)

This year in the Christian calendar, December 24 is both the fourth Sunday of the Advent season and Christmas Eve! On Sing For Joy, we celebrate both. Join us this week as we hear music for this special day.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
  • (PS) Luke 1:46b-55
    or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
  • (2R) Romans 16:25-27
  • (G) Luke 1:26-38
  • (CE) Christmas Eve

The Angel Gabriel (GABRIEL'S MESSAGE)Basque Carol / Sabine Baring-Gould, translator (G)
The Carnival Band / Maddy Prior, soloist
(CD) A Tapestry of Carols / SAYDISC RECORDS / CD-SKL 366
© 1987 Saydisc Records, Chipping Manor The Chipping Wotton-Under Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7AD, England

Unexpected and Mysterious (ST. HELENA)Calvin Hampton / Jeannette M. Lindholm, lyricist (G)
Plymouth Choir, First-Plymouth Congregational Church: Lincoln, NE / Tom Trenney
© 2014 First Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE , 68502, USA

Ave MariaJohann Sebastian Bach / Charles Gounod / Colin Mawby, arranger (G)
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral / Iain Simcock, accompanist / James O'Donnell
(CD) Panis Angelicus: Favourite Motets from Westminster Cathedral / HYPERION / CDA66669
© 1993 Hyperion, Hyperion Records Limited, P.O. Box 25, London, SE9 1AX, United Kingdom

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (CAROL)Richard S. Willis / Endmund H. Sears, lyricist (CE)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / The St. Olaf Orchestra / Chung Park
(CD) Promise of Peace / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3686/3687
© 2022 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Lullaby on Christmas EveF. Melius Christiansen / Albert J. Lange, lyricist / Oscar Overby, translator (CE)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / Sigrid Johnson
(CD) Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3404/05
© 2011 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël)Joseph Adam / Placide Cappeau, lyricist / John Sullivan Dwight, translator (CE)
The Cambridge Singers / The City of London Sinfonia / John Rutter
(CD) The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album / COLLEGIUM RECORDS / CSCD512
© 2003 Collegium Records, Naxos of America, Inc., Suite 28, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN, 37064, USA