"One Silent Night: A Christmas Ballad of Love and Joy" by Pepper Choplin

My spirit waits, my spirit waits for Emmanuel.

My Spirit waits, my spirit waits for Emmanuel.

God with us, God with us, Emmanuel.

God, come to us and with us dwell.

God with us, God with us, Emmanuel.

~ Lyrics by Pepper Choplin

One Silent Night long ago, a birth story began that forever changed the world. Lying in a crude manger was a new-born babe, who would become the Source of our Christian faith and our abiding hope. Using the power and simplicity of the event itself, composer and creator Pepper Choplin presents each of the familiar elements of that story through ballad-like recitatives of scripture, surrounded by anthems ranging from outbursts of unbridled joy to moving moments of introspection and gentleness. Weaving familiar carols and songs throughout original music, this timeless tale emerges in a deeply moving presentation that will lift one's faith and deepen one's understanding of the profound significance of that One Silent Night.

Join us on December 13 as the Good News is told through glorious music, as the UPC Chancel Choir and an instrumental ensemble present "One Silent Night," under the direction of Jim Osborne.