Christmas Cantata

“What Child is This?” (25 minutes)

Choir sings Carol Medley SAB (3 minutes)


What child is this? The savior of the world has come to the earth as an infant. An angel announces the good news to shepherds, as they kept watch over their flock by night.  “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11) What child is this? “The king of kings salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone him.”

Choir and soloist sing What Child is This? (3 minutes) SATB with solo


The birth of the savior is a gift, given to the human race, the greatest gift in the history of the world. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:16)

Choir Sings  “God’s Gift and His Love” (3 ½ minutes) SATB with flute

The Christmas story is one of contrasts. The king of all is born in a stable and laid to rest in a lowly manger. On a cold winter night he warms our hearts from a low manger stall.

Choir sings Manger King/The First Noel (3) SATB with optional flute


“Come to Bethlehem and see the lord of lords and the king of kings, come adore on bended knee and hear the angels sing.” Christ’s birth was foretold by the prophet Micah  “But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of  Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”(Micah 5:2)

Soloist sings “Mary’s Song” (3 minutes) vocal solo. This version is for medium voice, but the score may be transposed into any key.


Throughout the scriptures, Jesus has many different names. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of  Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) His name is Jesus, for he has come to save us from our sins. When he comes again, “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11)

Choir and congregation sings  “O Jesu Sweet/Silent Night” (7 minutes) two part mixed choir with optional flute, cello, and congregation.


Approximate narration time: 3 minutes

Approximate music time: 22

Here are the links to the scores

Carol Medley

What Child is This?

God's Gift and His Love
Manger King/The First Noel

Mary’s Song (Vocal solo)

Silent Night/O Jesu Sweet

Here are the instrumental parts for: "God's Gift and His Love," "Manger King" and "Silent Night." They are in PDF format, so you need Adobe reader to open and print them.


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