“Ponder Nothing Earthly Minded”
Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader
For this Sunday, the music at First Parish in Lexington will celebrate the theme of Advent. The sanctuary choir will sing Stephen Paulus’ mystical setting of “Gabriel’s Message” and J. S. Bach’s jubilant “Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying” (from Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140). Tenor soloist Austin Burns will sing Handel’s magnificent “Comfort Ye” and “Every Valley” from his masterpiece Messiah. Organist Rip Jackson will play Bach’s joyful “Wachet Auf, Ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645” (from the Schübler Chorales) and Louis-Claude Daquin’s thrilling “À la venue de Noël” (from Livre de Noëls).