I am working on a couple Christmas shows. That means I'm listening to Christmas music in October!
The first one is a departure for me. I usually NEVER want to work with recorded music. I think real people on real instruments are so much more interesting than perfect tracks. HOWEVER! This Christmas Pageant is going to blow people away! We're doing CAMEL LOT, from Little Big Stuff Music.
The second show is the "same old, same old" thing I like to do. It's the JOURNEY OF THE MAGI and our kings are the ring masters, so to speak, and tell their story between songs that tell Christ's story. We're performing the Sunday after Christmas and keeping it to an hour with supper to follow.
It's so much fun to make music with talented people!
Our first song is probably going to be one we first worked on with SALT way back when we were planning our first Christmas concert, Away in a Manger. That's followed by 12 other songs: The First Noel, Children Go Where I Send Thee, I Need a Silent Night, Pat a Pan, Wonderful Counselor, Joseph's Lullaby, Jesus Messiah, Mary Did You Know?, One King, Here With Us, How Many Kings?, and Joy Unspeakable Joy.
We're going to end the Christmas season with a bang!