Christmas Cantata Ideas
Date: August 13, 2012
I'm a new member here, and I am looking for ideas for this year's Christmas Cantata. I figured I'd reach out to those that may have presented an extremely well received Cantata in the past. We are a smaller UCC congregation in St. Louis. We will have about 20 members in our adult Chancel Choir. We present our Christmas Cantata during service during Advent. I think December 15th this year. We are moving towards a more blended service so I will be needing something that (hopefully) incorporates traditional songs with lively, more current pieces. I also love to include the congregation and children's choir (although they present their own progam so the easier the better). Last year, we did a make your own cantata, but this year I'd really like to do a pre written one. Its easier on me, and the choir. I let the choir pick their favorite numbers from previous cantatas so it ended up being quite difficult. I did some arranging, and everyone wrote narration. We can do this again, but I thought I'd see what was out there.. Any ideas? We have many talented musicians as well, but not a full orchestra so instrument inclusion is a major plus.