Date: December 11, 2016
Venue: First Baptist Church, Malden, MA.
Time: 5:00 p.m.
“Hallelujah Chorus” Handel’s Messiah Excerpt Courtesy of Michael Huddy
The 73rd Festival of Carols held on Sunday, December 11 at 5:00 p.m. again presented the joyous message of Jesus’ coming and birth with great celebration. Special thanks to Mr. Richard Freeman-Choir Director, Ms. Rosalind Mohnsen- Organist, Rev. Martha Dominy and members of FBC, Malden Diaconate, and the Sanctuary choir of FBC, Malden for preparing and serving refreshments. Fourteen (14) choirs of various churches including the Alumni Members of Malden High School Choral Art Society sang Christmas Carols with G. F. Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” concluding the program.
Special Thanks to the First Lutheran, Malden Ukulele Choir, Global Ark Baptist Church and Casa de Fe y Alabanza for their special numbers that made the event a memorable one.
Welcome - Rev. Martha Dominy, FBC, Malden
Invocation - Rev. Gary McClenthon, Maplewood Baptist
Carol - "O come, All Ye Faithful"
Chorus "Tell Us, Shepherd Maids" arr. Caldwell
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7
Fr.John Mulloy, St. Joseph's, Malden
Chorus: "And the Glory of the Lord"
Handel's Messiah, arr. Fisher
Prayer: Rev. Dr. David Kilpatrick, West Medford Baptist
Chorus: "Now the Holy Child is Born" arr. K. Kelley
Offering: Rev. Martha Dominy
Organ Rendition: Ms. Rosalind Mohnsen "Grand Chorus on Two Noels" C. Franck
Special Music: Global Ark Baptist Church"Away in a Manger" J.R. Murray
Chorus: "The Time is Near" K. Beall
Carol: "Angels We Have Heard on High"
Special Music: "Joy To The World" First Lutheran, Malden Ukulele Choir
Director: Harry Hussey, Assistant Director: Janet Lundstrom
New Testament Reading: Luke 2:8-20 Read by Major Joy
and Capt. James Labbe of Mystic Valley Corps,
The Salvation Army
Special Music: Casa de Fe y Alabanza "Alabanzas al Rey"
Chorus: "Carol of the Bells" P. Wilhousky
Carols: "The First Nowell' and "Silent Night"
Benediction: Rev. Doreen Parker Freeman
Final Chorus: "Hallelujah Chorus" (Messiah) G.F. Handel
"Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth"
Photos courtesy of Chandru and Sugantha Muthurajan