Saint Peter's Episcopal Church . 121 Church St. Phoenixville, PA 19460 . (610) 933-2195

Choir outstanding at Christmas Eve service

At St Peter’s Christmas Eve service on Sunday December 24th, the choir was truly outstanding, from the 7:15pm Prelude of Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” through to “Nunc Dimittus” at the end.

Derek Maninfior’s wife, Liz Faranda, Marty Bloem, and Emma Martz sang beautiful solos.
Marty Bloem solo – A Ceremony of Carols – Processional
Liz Faranda – A Ceremony of Carols – Balulalow
Emma Martz – O Holy Night

Link to the entire service on YouTube

4:25min – Prelude music starts (7:15pm), including 5 pieces from “A Ceremony of Carols” composed by Benjamin Britten
14:30: Magnificat (Charles Stanford)
Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming
Nativity Carol (John Rutter)
organ solo Von Himmel Hoch (Johann Pachelbel)
54:20min – O Holy Night (solo by college first-year alto Emma Martz)
1:41:30 – Let There Be Peace On Earth (Sy Miller)
1:57:00 – Before The Marvel of this Night (Carl Schalk), followed by medley of 5 Christmas carols
2:11:30 – Silent Night
2:17:45 – Nunc Dimittus (trailing partner of “Magnificat”)
2:20:25 – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Sopranos: Marty Bloem, Iris Blanche, Judy Ripley, Liz Faranda
Altos: Marti Wilson, Sarah Gehman, Gretchen Streuli, Tine Tavani, Emma Martz
Tenors: Leo Guen, John Magee
Tenor/Baritone: Kent Wenger
Basses: Doug Streuli, Steve Smith

Thanks to the our choirmaster and pianist/organist, Derek Maninfior, and the choir for making the service such beautiful and marvelous experience.