This new Christmas cantata for 2022 is designed to touch the hearts of both performers and audience.
Who was Mary? Who was Joseph? How did those around them react to the news that Gabriel told Mary? How could their lives ever be the same again? This insightful and inspiring church cantata, new for Christmas 2022, is perfect for your choir or group of any size. The story begins with Mary’s delightful relationship with her sister and then her betrothal to Joseph. When Mary is alone the Angel Gabriel comes to her and the world is forever changed. Think of the courage it took for Mary to tell Joseph and her parents the news. She was to be the mother of God’s son – the Messiah. Through narration and song we experience the magnificent account of Mary and Joseph’s journey that culminated with Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. Beautiful solos, duets, quartets and choral numbers segue smoothly from one to the other as they tell the story that leads up to the wonderful "Night of Glory" when Jesus, the Savior was born.
Closer Than Kin to Me, Gabriel’s Greeting, I Must Believe, Mary, Why?, In God’s Hands, Rejoice, Sing out My Soul, Joseph’s Dream, A Love Forever, Heaven Came Down, and A Night of Glory Finale.
Short on soloists? No problem. Virtually any of the solos, duets and quartets can be sung by simply reassigning parts using small or large groups of singers from your choir. We strive to offer uplifting Christmas Cantatas, Church Cantatas, and Christian Cantatas.
As with all our musicals and cantatas when you purchase our PRODUCTION PACKAGE you will receive, by email, printable PDF master copies of:
1. The libretto
2. A copy of the sheet music for each song
3. A set of director’s notes
4. Permission to perform the cantata three times in a 12-month period
(Additional performances are just $35 each.)
You may also purchase the fully orchestrated ACCOMPANIMENT SOUNDTRACKS of all 12 songs from A NIGHT OF GLORY. A CD (plus one complimentary backup copy) will be mailed to you. We can also email an mp3 of the accompaniment tracks if you would prefer.
CUSTOMIZED PERFORMANCE TRACKS
Customized performance tracks to suit your exact needs are also available. Just tell us your specific requirements and we will provide you with a quote. Pricing depends on the extent of your needs. For instance, some groups like to have our professionally recorded choral voices available on split track (voices on one side, orchestra on the other) to help enhance the overall sound of their performance. You may also ask to use the recorded narrator from the DEMO of this cantata. We will quote you a nominal fee for any custom tracks you request.
CLICK the button below to hear A NIGHT OF GLORY in its entirety.
The running time of A NIGHT OF GLORY is about 40 minutes. Again, if you are short on soloists virtually any of the solos, duets and quartets can be sung by simply reassigning parts using small or large groups of singers from your choir. There are 12 powerful songs in the cantata.
Anna (Mary’s Mother)
Joachim (Mary’s Father)
List of Songs:
1. A Night of Glory JOSEPH and CHORUS
2. Closer Than Kin to Me MARY and HER SISTER
3. Heaven Came Down MARY and JOSEPH
4. Gabriel’s Greeting GABRIEL
5. I Must Believe ANNA and MARY
6. Mary, Why? JOSEPH
7. In God’s Hands JOACHIM, ANNA, JOSEPH and MARY
8. Rejoice, Sing out My Soul MARY, ELIZ., ANNA, MARY’S SISTER
9. Joseph’s Dream GABRIEL
10. A Love, Forever JOSEPH and MARY
11. Heaven Came Down (reprise) JOSEPH, MARY and CHORUS
12. A Night of Glory Finale JOSEPH and CHORUS
To more fully utilize your choir you may wish to have multiple performers sing the various solo lines. For instance, the second song in the cantata (Closer Than Kin to Me) is a duet. If you don’t have soloists that can hold their own, or you wish to give more singers an opportunity, then Mary’s part might be sung by several women standing together in a group and the same for Mary’s sister. Those singers could step forward, one group to the left and one to the right. The narration prior to the song establishes that Mary came from a loving family and had a good relationship with her sister. No added harmony is necessary and the effect will be a positive one.
This same concept can be used throughout the cantata whenever the music calls for a soloist in any of the songs.
The entire work can be performed by a relatively small ensemble of singers. Of course, it can also be done with a large choir as well. The choral arrangements are SATB.
Click on the links below to listen to songs from A NIGHT OF GLORY