The Music of Christmas
“Silent night, holy night. All is calm. All is bright”
I wish it were so in the world this Christmas. But it’s not silent, nor holy. All is not calm. Neither is it bright, except for all the artificial lighting and cheerful shopping, stressful as it is.
In the midst of all the rush and preparations of the Season, the saving grace for me is the joyful and peaceful music of Christmas. My favorite Christmas albums are Johnny Mathis’s 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration and A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf choir. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir presented a fabulous program a couple of nights ago on our PBS station. For me, it’s the music that carries forward the light of hope and love into the world at Christmas time.
Here’s an hour-long video of the St Olaf choir’s Christmas concert in Norway for your enjoyment. I just love seeing our youth sing with such love for their beautiful heavenly music. Bonnie and I wish you all and each one a silent, holy, calm and bright Christmas and a Happy New Year.