[NOTE: This post was originally published in January of 2011]
Yes, I’m aware that Christmas was over a month ago, but it’s never too early to start planning for Christmas 2011, is it? Of course not! That being said, I have a Christmas cantata for you to consider. Last year, The Wilds Music published set of choral pieces with accompanying script called “The Promised One.” James Koerts wrote the music while Jonathan Cook provided several original texts. I have been involved in church Christmas programs for over 15 years, and “The Promised One” is one of the most memorable and exciting compilations that I’ve heard. Our church performed the music this past Christmas along with an original script written by one of our members. Here are some observations and opinions on several pieces as well as video of our church’s performance.