By Vince Wilcox
Because congregational worship has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, Discover Worship recently debuted 5 new versions of Christmas musicals we’ve totally re-imagined for smaller gatherings and fewer singers/musicians. These revised works don’t require a full choir and numerous players. Rather, they can be presented using soloists, duos, and smaller ensembles. As always, accompaniment tracks are available for all these works.
In addition to these 5 “Musicals Made Simple,” we also thought it’d be helpful to spotlight 5 other Discover Worship Christmas musicals that are easily adaptable for a smaller team of vocalists and musicians:
Come and Worship: A Contemporary Christmas Carol Sing-Along (For Kids of Any Age!): Although this unabashedly upbeat unison and 2-part Christmas musical with simple narration was originally envisioned for older kids and teens, your worship team can easily adapt this 9-song work to any contemporary worship setting.
Come Let Us Adore Him: Upbeat and contemporary, this fresh 9-song, 36-minute celebration re-imagines “How Great Our Joy,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” along with such modern favorites as “How Many Kings?” and “Let Us Be." Includes solos, duos, 3-part & SATB plus crisp narration for two..
Fall on Your Knees: This 45-minute contemporary Christmas worship service overflows with all-time Christmas favorites and new worship songs to unite your congregation and community in praise to the Savior. Requires competent soloists, vocal ensemble, and musicians (or augment with tracks).
God With Us: If you're looking to feature your worship team and band, this 6-song musical with narration will create a fresh Christmas praise service. These new and familiar favorites are arranged as worship songs with a modern folk feel.
Sing We Now of Christmas: A Festival of Carols (with optional video tracks): If you’re really ambitious, consider doing this 30-minute video singalong with your vocal ensemble doing the more complicated parts and then leading your congregation to join the singing at the appropriate time. 15 beloved carols beautifully arranged for traditional/blended choir. Original narration and scriptures culminate in an invitation.
All of these are available for immediate download and reproduction for our Unlimited PLUS Members. If you’d like to hear more, go to DiscoverWorship.com and click on the musical to preview the full sheet music and audio demo. If you’re not a member, you’ll need a free account to log on. While you’re on our site, check out dozens of other Christmas musicals, suites, and collections—as well as our affordable pricing options—tiered to your average attendance size. Discover Worship offers unlimited access to thousands of great pieces of church music!
Discover Worship offers unlimited access to dozens of Christmas musicals to our member churches for one low annual price. Here are 5 other "Musicals Made Simple" for your consideration: