Thank you to our choir for the beautiful hour of carols, choral music and scripture readings before the Vigil Mass, and the beautiful music for the Vigil Mass and Christmas Day Mass. Here are some recordings to enjoy!
Freedom is Coming:
Ring Christmas Bells
In the Bleak Midwinter
Friends in Christ
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Angels We Have Heard on High
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Hear the Bells of Christmas
Joy to the World (recessional)
Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord, Jan. 11, 2015
Thank you for another wonderful music ministry with wonderful spirituals reflecting thoughts about baptismal waters for today’s feast. Videos are on the post for today. Thank you again!
Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 28, 2014
I would like to thank Noelle Fahlen for inviting me to join the Choir at her home for brunch this morning. What a wonderful group of people! I have of course, like everyone else, enjoyed their wonderful music, but to get to know them personally is really a blessing! We had wonderful food and singing afterwards and great conversations. Here are some snippets to enjoy. We are discussing the possibility of a children’s choir school in Guerneville and some rounds and musical games were suggested and are on the tapes. You can try them with your families – it’s a lot of fun! If you are interested in helping us start a choir school, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the rectory office phone (707) 869-2107.
Christmas Day Part One:
Christmas Day Part Two:
Christmas Day Part Three:
Christmas Day Part Four:
Dec. 25, 2014 Christmas Day Mass
Dec. 24, 2014 Christmas Eve Carols and Mass
Christmas Eve Recording Part 1:
Christmas Eve Recording Part 2:
Dec. 21: Today’s carols at Mirabel Lodge – for our beloved Ila Donovan. There is background noise as they were serving lunch, but not too bad. I did not have time to edit this, knew you would be eager to watch so I just put the whole thing up.
First Section: 25 minutes
Second Section: minutes – has Ila wishing us Merry Christmas and saying “thank you very much, I have loved every note!” The cupcakes are from Fran Korn and have egg nog flavored frosting!!!
Sorry the endings are so abrupt – awkward end of disc moments and no editing!
We are very grateful to St. Elizabeth’s Choir for the spectacular performance at our Christmas Dinner in St. Hubert’s House. It was the best Christmas dinner ever, with the joyous music creating a festive mood in a full house of 80 parishioners.
Christmas Dinner Dec. 13, 2014 Part One
Christmas Dinner Dec. 13, 2014 Part Two
Christmas Dinner Dec 13, 2014 Part Three
Christmas Dinner Dec 13, 2014 Part Four
Christmas Dinner Dec 13, 2014 Part Five
MUSIC FROM GAUDETE SUNDAY – THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT DEC. 14
Part 5 (Let the King of Glory Come)
Some of the music from Dec. 7 Mass:
Freedom is Coming
Come Lord Jesus
Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown
Dec. 7, Second Sunday of Advent
If you’ve ever listened to Handel’s most successful and best-known oratorio, The Messiah, you’ve undoubtedly heard the tenor recitative, “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God”, followed directly by the beautiful, “every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low…” , then the exuberant chorus, “and the glory, the glory of the Lord shall be revealed..”
Where did Handel get his material for The Messiah? All of it is directly from scripture, starting with today’s first reading from Isaiah!
It is said that Handel wrote the whole Messiah in 24 days, from August 22 to Sept. 14, 1741. Now that’s inspiration!
Let us strive this week to heed the words of St. John the Baptist, to prepare the way for the Lord in our hearts, as we await our Savior.
Songs for the 9 am Mass:
Processional Hymn: Gathering Song For the Sundays of Advent
“Come, Lord Jesus, come Lord Jesus, come and give us your peace.”
Psalm 85: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.
Preparation of the Gifts: A Voice Cries Out (BB # 45)
Communion Song: We Await Our Savior (ss)
Choir: “Freedom is Coming”
Recessional Song: Save Us, O Lord (BB # 666)
BB = Breaking Bread SS = Song sheets
Nov. 30 First Sunday in Advent
Thank you choir once again for a beautiful service!
November 2, 2014: thank you for the beautiful music for All Souls Day. The litany was very touching. I hope you do it again during November.
This page is for choir members only
We Shall Rise Again
Nov 16 Lux Aeterna
Journey for Home:
Note: Lux Aeterna is on Home Page and on Nov. 9 post
- rehearsal https://vimeo.com/111363397
- The Church’s One Foundation https://vimeo.com/111363929
- Third song:
- Gloria: https:
- Journey for Home
- City of God
Recordings from Holy Saturday Service
Recordings from Easter Sunday