On December 9th, 2018, Messiah Lutheran Church Messiah’s 20th Annual Ring and Sing Concert took place on Sunday, December 9th. The concert featured the musical talents of Messiah’s several handbell groups, the adult choir, youth choirs and the church’s instrumental ensemble. The event was emceed by Rhonda Gaede, who also serves as the director for the church’s handbell choir, Notabella.
While ringing was very much the center stage of the event, there was plenty of singing, too! There was even an audience event in which the audience played hand chimes and sang several traditional Christmas Carols. Lois Graff, who is Messiah’s organist and Director of Music Ministries, directed the instrumental ensemble which is comprised of youth and adult musicians.
The Cherub Choir, is led by Messiah’s Outreach Director, Claire Strand.
The Adult Choir is directed by Randall Fields.
Here are a few select performances from the evening.
Silent Night (Gruber, arr. Angerman)
Hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful #45
Away in a Manger (Traditional)
He Came Down (Cameroon Traditional)
The Little Drummer Boy (Bates)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Hoist, arr. Fields)
Jingle Bells (Pierpont)
Go, Tell it on the Mountain (Traditional)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Traditional)
Hymn: Angels We Have Heard on High (#71)
The Holly and the Ivy (Traditional, Arr: Stephenson)
He is Born (Traditional, arr: McChesney)
Guitar with Ric
Deck the Halls (Welsh Carol)
Joy to the World (Handel)
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Handel)
Hymn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (#60)
O Holy Night (Adam, arr. Dobrinski)