Performance History

Rejoice and Be Merry

December 11, 2010
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School
Bridgewater, MA

December 12, 2010
St Andrew The Apostle Church
Taunton, MA

Program
Carol of the Bells, Orchestra
Spirit of the Season
Rejoice and Be Merry
Gabriel’s Message with Gloria & Magnificat
In the Bleak Midwinter
A Celtic Christmas
The Holly and The Ivy, The Westwood Ringers
O Holy Night, The Westwood Ringers
Sing Noel, Sing Hallelujah
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Somerset Overture, Orchestra
Overture to Miracle On 34th Street, Orchestra
A Christmas Carol, Dramatic Reading
God Bless Us Everyone
We Three Kings
Festive Carols
Gloria
Joy To The World! and O Come, All Ye Faithful

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was the inspiration for SMFC’s 2011 holiday concert, which featured a program of beloved carols and traditional holiday favorites that recalled the time and place of the classic story. Rejoice and Be Merry was a festive holiday experience that included guest performances by renowned bell-choir ensemble, the Westwood Ringers, from Westwood, Massachusetts, as well as a dramatic reading of passages from A Christmas Carol, performed by local actors Paul Hayden and Bill McCarthy. Also this season, members of the SMFC made several visits to area nursing homes and assisted living facilities to share the musical program with residents.