Songs of Christmas

Dear Readers,

In my last post, I shared some of the beautiful decorations that can be seen throughout our City.  Today, I would like to share some of the songs that seem to put everyone in the spirit of Christmas.  After all, where would we the wonderful gift of music?

Bethlehem's ChildBefore I continue, I must tell you about an inspiring concert I attended this past Sunday, December 8th, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Brooklyn.  For years, it has been my honor to accompany Pauline Budd, my good friend and neighbor, to this special performance; which is a mainstay in our community.   St. Mark’s Church was almost filled.  It felt as if there were more than 200 guests in attendance.  On this occasion, The Chancel Choir, under the directorship of Oscar Stephenson and accompanied by an orchestra, presented Bethlehem‘s Child with ease, elegance and amazing grace.

At the end of the performance the members of the congregation, especially Pastor, Rev. Dr. Glyger G. Beach, were justly proud.  I want to publicly thank Pauline for always including me in this experience.  The Choir is working to record their music for the future.

For now, I hope you will enjoy a few of my favorite Christmas songs:  What Child is This, by Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli, Go Tell It On The Mountain/Mary Had A Baby by Vanessa Williams and O Holy Night by Jennifer Hudson.

Enjoy the weekend and remember Christmas is almost here!

Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli – Oprah Holiday Special
Vanessa Williams – Album Cover –
Jennifer Hudson –
Bethlehem’s Child Cover – Sheet Music Plus
All Videos – from YouTube