Perfect for the small or medium-sized choir for Advent and Christmas! The considerable talents of Pamela Martin and Mark Hayes have created an intimate, participatory experience for both choir and congregation. Celebrating the traditional Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love this work may be performed in individual movements throughout the weeks of Advent and Christmas, or in its entirety on any Advent Sunday, Christmas Eve/Day or special seasonal celebrations. While each candle is lit a narration is spoken and beautiful settings of familiar carols with a newly written verse may be sung by the choir, the congregation or any combination of the two. Choral part-writing is very accessible and optional vocal solos are featured on some carols. The work may be performed with a full orchestra, a smaller ensemble or a fully orchestrated Accompaniment CD.