Advent I - Hope

Robert Armstead, bass-baritone

Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano

Prelude to Worship

In the Bleak Mid-Winter . . . Christina Rossetti 1872/Gustav Holst 1906
arr. for piano solo by Randall Hartsell

Musical Interlude

Only A Baby Came . . . Natalie Sleeth


Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus/Angels We Have Heard On High … Hyfrydol/Gloria
arr. for piano solo by Jay Rouse

Christmas hath a darkness brighter than the blazing noon;
Christmas hath a chilliness warmer than the heart of June;
Christmas hath a beauty lovelier than the world can show.
For Christmas bringeth Jesus, brought for us so low.
– Christina Rossetti