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One of Gwynedd Mercy University's most treasured traditions is the Voices of Gwynedd annual Christmas Carol Nights. Each year, the 100+ person choir kicks off the holiday season with sold-out concerts for the entire GMercyU Community.
While the COVID-19 Pandemic sidelined the in-person event this year, the Voices of Gwynedd made sure the show still went on - virtually. This year’s theme is “Peace: A Musical Christmas Celebration by Joel Raney.”
Together with the Upper Dublin Lutheran Church Chancel Choir, the Voice of Gwynedd performed this gospel-flavored musical which reflects on the promise of peace delivered by the angels on the night of Jesus' birth. The iconic ballad, "Let There Be Peace on Earth" is used as musical bookends: its theme is briefly stated in the second movement and then returns in full-blown gospel style at the end to provide an emotion-filled climax. In between, the Christmas story is told through scriptural narration and six beloved carols set in a variety of styles ranging from jazz, to gospel, to calypso.
View the concert below!