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Cantata Sunday – December 10, 2023

8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Presented by the All Saints Choir and Orchestra

“Love Came Down at Christmas” by Joel Raney

“The inspiration for this cantata was Christina Rossetti’s poem, Love Came Down at Christmas. What a perfect phrase to describe the very essence of Christmas! First published in 1885, this remarkable lyric has survived the ages without being attached to a specific tune. In addition to composing a new tune for Rossetti’s lyrics, I scattered lines of this classic poem throughout the work. Much of the material in this cantata is original, though you will find many familiar carols and Christmas favorites woven into its fabric as well.” – Joel Raney, composer

May hope, peace, joy, and love flood your Christmas this season and every year.