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Performance Information

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the 8:45am family worship service at Abiding Presence (map & directions).

Call time for participants: 7:45am.

How to Get Involved

If your family already participates in the Sonrise Choirs (preschool-5th grade) or Youth Band (6th-12th grade) on Wednesday nights, just keep showing up! Take note of the rehearsal schedule below, which shows modified times for the upcoming weeks.

If you're not already involved, come and join us--we even have Family Dinner at 6:00pm so you don't have to cook! Contact Children's Choir Director Lori Rossett (lori(at)abidingpresence.net) or Music & Worship Minister David Chavez (dave(at)abidingpresence.net) for more information.

Also, make sure you're signed up for the Abiding Presence weekly e-news.

We also need adult helpers for costumes, sets, and people-wrangling, and youth helpers for tech and other crew jobs. Contact Lori or Dave if interested.

Script and Music

Click here to view or download printable script and additional sheet music (PDF files).

Click here to listen to music selections individually (MP3 files).

Schedule of Rehearsals

Click here for a building map showing location of rooms referenced below.

~Wednesday, Nov. 2

Wednesday night schedule as usual

~Wednesday, Nov. 9

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Youth Band (6th-12th) in Fellowship Hall

{{6:00 pmFamily Dinner in Fellowship Hall for all ages!}}

6:45 - 7:25pm

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Sonrise Cherub Choir & Preschool Choir start in Sanctuary
  • 3rd - 5th Grade Sonrise Singers/Instrumental Music start in Music (Choir) Room

7:25 - 7:45pm

  • Whole Cast in Sanctuary (K-2nd stay in Sanctuary; Youth Band, and 3-5th join them in Sanctuary)

~Wednesday, Nov. 16

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Youth Band (6th-12th) and Confirmation Class together in Fellowship Hall to learn special drumming part!

{{6:00 pm ~ Family Dinner in Fellowship Hall for all ages! Note that Advent Log Making is at 6:45 pm this day.}}

7:10 - 7:45

  • 3rd - 5th Grade Sonrise Singers/Instrumental Music rehearse together in Sanctuary.

7:20 - 7:45

  • Preschool Choir and Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Sonrise Cherub Choir & rehearses in Music Room.

~Wednesday, Nov. 23

Children's Choirs and Youth Band at Temple B'Nai Shalom (map & directions) for our joint Thanksgiving Eve Service at 8pm.

~Wednesday, Nov 30

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Youth Band (6th-12th) and Confirmation Class together in Fellowship Hall to review special drumming part!

{{6:00 pm - 6:45pm ~ Special Family Advent Dinner Church in Fellowship Hall for all ages!}}

 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

  • Whole Cast (all ages) rehearses together in Sanctuary (may break into separate rooms for portions of rehearsal) with crew

~Wednesday, Dec. 7

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Youth Band (6th-12th) in Fellowship Hall.

{{6:00 pm ~ Family Dinner in Fellowship Hall for all ages!}}

{{7:00 - 7:45 pm ~ Longest Night Service in Sanctuary for adults, youth, and children 3rd grade and older}}

6:45 - 7:45 pm

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Sonrise Cherub Choir & Preschool Choir rehearse in Fellowship Hall and/or Music Room (exact location TBD)

~Saturday, Dec. 10 - DRESS REHEARSAL

  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am - Whole Cast and Crew called for DRESS REHEARSAL and final costume fitting. We'll run through the program right away and the younger groups will leave probably by 10 with the older kids staying til 10:30 to run lines and other cues.

~Sunday, December 11 - PERFORMANCE

  • 8:45am  - family worship service with Glory Is Here! musical

Costume Requirements by Age Group

  • Preschool will be lambs. They can wear white (t-shirts or shirts) lamb visors that I will provide.
  • The K - 2nd graders will be shepherds and angels. We have costumes at church for the shepherds and wings and halos for the angels. The angels can wear white. There are a few white panels that can be used for the angels (and the sheep) if needed. With the way the numbers are I thought the boys could be shepherds and the girls can be angels--having said that, if any child wants to switch, let me know. Also, I did have a couple mention being an animal--if that's the case, let me know and I'll make it work. :-)