01ca993a013c477b5d3ae043e4d7e695e422a29620Hello Christ Church Children and Families,

We are very excited to have you join us for the 2018 Christ Church Christmas Pageant, to be presented on Sunday, December 16th at 4:00. Please plan to attend our rehearsals and bring your family and friends to the performance.  No one will have to memorize spoken lines, so there’s nothing to fear. Everyone will memorize the songs attached below, as well as some simple staging. We’ll have fun in the process, and rehearsals will conclude with PIZZA!.

Official rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings at 5:00, November 28, December 5 and December 12, as well as Saturday morning, December 15 at 10:00.  Rehearsals will begin in the Choir Room and move to Hoag Hall, lasting approximately 90 minutes.  Please do your best to be present and prompt for these rehearsals. In addition, I will make myself available on all Saturday mornings at 10:00, beginning this Saturday after Thanksgiving, for anyone who would like to get a head start or extra practice. Kindly let me know if you would like to join me then.

Please feel free to contact me or co-director Shannon Corley via the parish office marie@christchurchpelham.org.

Parents, as you have time, please help your children get familiar with these three songs.

1. A Different Way – songsheet and MP3.

2. Come To The Stable – songsheet and MP3

3. The Friendly Beasts – songsheet and video link ; This song will be mostly solos, but everyone will sing the last line of each verse, as well as the last verse. You will notice there is a dove verse in the music that is not in the video, and a camel verse in the video that is not in the music. We will use the dove, and if we have enough eager soloists, maybe we’ll use both.

Thank you, in advance, for your participation and enthusiasm.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Michael Fawcett, Pageant Director