The Advent and Christmas season has more beautiful and beloved music than any other time of the Christian year. We all have favorite carols—those songs that define Christmas for us. Without them, it just wouldn’t be Christmas.
Dayspring’s sanctuary will resonate with music both familiar and new all through the month of December. The children are preparing a pageant to present during worship on December 8. The adult choirs are preparing many cherished pieces to sing both in the regular services and in a special event on December 15. That evening at 7, we will present a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols that will include an updated liturgy, many beautiful pieces of music, and congregational singing of some much-loved Christmas hymns and carols.
Whether contemplative or uplifting, the music of Christmas defines the season and captures the many dimensions of the Christmas story. We remember that God’s son was born in the humblest possible circumstances and that the news of his birth went first to the lowest of the low: the shepherds, who were the homeless people of biblical times. The Nativity has at its core a message of justice for and acceptance of all people, and the music underscores that. We hope our music brings you joy, peace, and renewal in this treasured (but often too hectic) time of the year.
Crazy, Busy, Peaceful, Holy Night will be performed by the Dayspring Children’s Choir, Dayspring Youth Choir, and Dayspring Cherub Choir during both services on Sunday, December 8. This fun and entertaining Christmas Pageant will surely get you in the Christmas mood!
Both solemn and joyful – sometimes at the same time, the Service of Lessons and Carols evokes the meaning of the Advent season through the radiant music of the Dayspring Chorale and selected readings by members of our staff and the Dayspring community. The service is based on one that has been sung every year since 1918 at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. Please consider taking a little time during the busyness of the season to give yourself a gift that will immeasurably enrich your spirit throughout the year ahead.
On December 15 at 7:00, we will present a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols that will include an updated liturgy, many beautiful pieces of music, and congregational singing of some much-loved Christmas hymns and carols. The concert is presented without charge and a freewill offering will be taken. Professional child care is available during the concert.
Our handbell choirs will once again perform at the Desert Botanical Garden’s Noches de las Luminarias. Celebrate the spirit of the season in the garden’s trails lined with 8,000 flickering luminaria bags, gaze at twinkling lights and admire the enchanting glow of Wild Rising creatures while you cherish the time spent with friends and family during the holiday season. Tickets are available here.