A Mayfield Christmas

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Sing We Now of Christmas

French carol;
arr. Fred Prentice


Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe from Cantata 147

hymn tune by Johann Schop; text Martin Janus; arr. J.S. Bach

Brent Hall, organ


It is well for me that I have Jesus!
How firmly I hold to him,
That he might refresh my heart when I am sick and sad.
I have Jesus, who loves me and gives himself for me.
Therefore, I will not leave him,
even if my heart is breaking.

II. Venite adoremus Dominum

Veni, veni, Emmanuel

C15 French chant; arr. Andrew Hawryluk

The Men of Mayfield Singers


Come, Emmanuel! Break the bond of Israel, which mourns in exile, deprived of God’s Son.
Rejoice, Emmanuel will be born for you, Israel.

Come, o Jesse’s branch! Take your people from their enemy’s grasp, from the cave of hell, and from the cavern of the abyss.

Come, Lord! Who to the people in Sinai gave thy law from on high in the majesty of thy glory.

Angelus ad virginem

C14 Irish carol; arr. David Willcocks

Narrator: Clayton Watts; Gabriel: Reed Olsen; Mary: Megan Richey Olsen; Brent Hall, organ


The angel came to the Virgin’s room and calmed her fear, saying, “Hail! You will conceive and bear the salvation of mankind.” Mary replied, “I am the humble maidservant of almighty God. I give my consent, and am ready to obey.” Hail, Mother of our Lord, who brought peace when she bore Christ.

Ave Maria

Franz Biebl

Daniel Winters, bass; David Segrera, tenor;
solo trio: Mary Porter, soprano; Sarah Covert, alto;
Joel Crane, tenor


The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived of the Holy Spirit, and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.


Lo, How a Rose E’erblooming

Michael Praetorius; arr. Gordon Schuster

Linda Watkins, flute; Brent Hall, piano

IV. The Blessed Babe

What Child Is This?

English tune, “Greensleeves”;
based on the words of W.C. Dix;
arr. Lindsay O. Goodson

Mariä Wiegenlied

Max Reger; text Martin Boelitz

Alicia Bellingham, soprano; Stephanie Thomas, piano


Mary sits in amid the roses and rocks her baby Jesus,
Through the leaves blows a gentle summer wind.
At her feet a tiny, colorful bird sings.
Sleep, sweet baby, lullaby.
Lovely is your smile, lovelier still your joy in sleeping.
Lay your precious head here on your mother’s breast.
Sleep, sweet baby, lullaby.

Nativity Carol

John Rutter

Brent Hall, organ

V. There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Fields

Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow

Spiritual; arr. John Rutter

Erin McOmber, soprano

While Shepherds Watched

S. Gordon Jessop;
text Nahum Tate, based on Luke 2: 8–14

Brent Hall, piano


Serenity (O magnum mysterium)

Ola Gjeilo

Natachia Li, cello


O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia!

VII. Here We Come A-Caroling

Caroling, Caroling

Alfred Burt; text Wihla Hutson; arr. Hawley Ades

Carol of the Bells

Ukrainian melody, arr. Mykola Leontovich; English lyrics and treble arrangement by Peter Wilhousky

The Ladies of Mayfield Singers


We Three Kings

John Henry Hopkins, Jr.; arr. Daniel Kelley

Bryan Catanzaro, oboe; Brent Hall, piano

IX. By the Fireside

Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John

PDQ Bach (Peter Schickele)

Sleigh Ride

Leroy Anderson

Brent Hall and Stephanie Thomas, piano duet

X. Behold, Thy King Cometh unto Thee

Once in Royal David’s City

Henry Gauntlett; text Cecil F. Alexander; arr. Arthur Henry Mann; descant by David Willcocks

Becca Warthen, soprano;
Brent Hall, organ

Upon cue from the conductor,
join us for the final verse:

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
through His own redeeming love,
For that Child so dear and gentle
is our Lord in heav’n above,
And He leads His children on
to the place where He is gone.

Good King Wenceslas

melody from Piae cantiones, 1582; text John M. Neale; arr. David Willcocks

Wenceslas: Merle Tenney;
Page: Taylor Wheeler;
Brent Hall, organ

The First Noel

English carol, arr. Dan Forrest

Brent Hall, piano

Soprano: Becca Warthen Johnson, Megan Richey Olsen, Mary Stewart Porter,
Stephanie Payne Thomas, Taylor Wheeler
Alto: Alicia Bellingham, Stephanie Lee Cameron, Sarah Bennion Covert, Elise Crane,
Erin McOmber, Linda Watkins
Tenor: Bryce Cameron, Joel Crane, Barrett Hooper, David Segrera, Clayton Watts
Bass: Bryan Catanzaro, Andy Griffin, Brent Hall, Tyler Johnson, Reed Olsen, Richard Price,
Merle Tenney, Daniel Winters

Mayfield Singers wish to thank:

Menlo Park LDS Stake, rehearsal space

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, performance space

Linda Viera, refreshments, www.lovethebakeshoppe.com

Bryant McOmber, legal work for incorporation

Owen McQueen, audio and video recording

David Downer, program printing

And finally, all of our donors, for your financial support

Join us again Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm Mission Santa Clara de Asís with guest conductor Dr. Craig Jessop

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