Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Service - Dec. 24, 2013

The video below is abridged, but includes about 80% of the service.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Cantata 2013

On December 15, 2013, the CUCC choir performed the Christmas Cantata "God's Son is Born, A Christmas Cantata" published in 1964 by Peggy Hoffmann. The most recent previous performance of this work at CUCC was in 1999. Peggy and Arnold joined the United Church of Raleigh around 1950, and Arnold served as choir director while Peggy was the organist. Their children Rosemary and Ted were present for the performance on Dec. 15, 2013. The notes written by Rosemary for the occasion are available below, as well as the program for the cantata.

The recording below is edited to remove long silences between selections while choir members were repositioning themselves between selections.

God's Son is Born, A Christmas Cantata (34 minute mp3 audio)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Pageant 2013

The 2013 Christmas pageant was presented on December 8 by a cast of about 30, mostly children. The Christmas pageant is a long-standing tradition at CUCC, and the director for the production again this year was Anne Bailey Zschau. The production for this season ran about 31 minutes long, and is shown here in its entirety.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Welcoming in Advent 2013

On Sunday December 1, 2013, the Deacons sponsored a "Welcoming in Advent" program at 5 PM in the fellowship Hall. The program was designed and led by Vandy Bradow. Presenters included Steve Halsted, Joy Alford, and David Sigmon. Music was provided by Amy Jensen, Doug Barrick, Geri Bowen, and Mike Schafale.

The audio program available below is slightly edited. Portions of the program which produced no audio have been omitted (for example, the making of the communal wreath, and the procession down the hallway from the fellowship hall to the sanctuary). The edited version below runs for about 36 minutes.

Welcoming in Advent 2013 (36 minute mp3)