The Birth of Christ: A Christmas Cantata by Andrew T. Miller

The Birth of Christ: A Christmas Cantata by Andrew T. Miller

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The Birth of Christ: A Christmas Cantata by Andrew T. Miller

Oscar nominated actor Liam Neeson narrates Andrew T. Miller's The Birth of Christ, a Christmas Cantata celebrating the birth of Jesus and featuring vocal performances by Amy Bils, Kelley O'Connor, Robert McPherson, John B. Cooper, Robin Tritscher, and Owen Gilhooly. A spiritual celebration in song, this performance was captured live at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland in August of 2006, and features a chorus of Catholic and Protestant singers who set aside their sectarian differences in order to tell the inspirational story of Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, and the Shepherds.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2007
UPC: 0886971668698
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Classics
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:25:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Birth of Christ
1. Introduction by Liam Neeson [2:27]
2. Prologue: One Blessed Night [5:47]
3. Luke 1:5-25: The Annunciation of John [3:18]
4. The Annunciation of John [8:53]
5. Luke 1:26-38: The Annunciation of Christ [1:56]
6. The Annunciation of Christ [13:31]
7. Luke 1:39-55: The Visitation [1:49]
8. The Visitation [3:50]
9. Mary's Canticle [8:01]
10. Luke 1:56-79: The Birth of John [2:29]
11. Rejoice! [2:03]
12. Zechariah's Canticle [4:05]
13. Luke 2:1-20: The Birth of Christ [2:31]
14. Journey to Bethlehem [2:46]
15. The Birth of Christ [7:50]
16. A Shepherd's Song [8:31]
17. Epilogue: One Blessed Night (Reprise) [5:44]

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The Birth of Christ: A Christmas Cantata by Andrew T. Miller 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
WildflowerMom More than 1 year ago
Wow! Absolutely beautiful music performed in an ancient Dublin cathedral, based on Scripture, and narrated by Liam Neeson. The soloists are wonderful, especially the tenors. A new Christmas tradition, for classical music and Handel's Messiah fans! 
Guest More than 1 year ago
This performance of The Birth of Christ was filmed in Dublin, Ireland at Christ Church Cathedral using choirs from both the Catholic and Anglican communities of Dublin and from America to tell the real story of Christmas from the point of view of these humble parents. Liam Neeson narrates this story of faith, humility and wonder. Andrew T. Miller's musical talent along with the beauty of the soloists melding with an excellent choir will surely delight all who see and hear this work.
mmnviola More than 1 year ago
This magnificent work spotlights a very gifted musician and composer, Andrew T. Miller. He has written an amazing piece of music, rich with soaring sounds of choir and orchestra, captured with exquisite lighting that brilliantly enhances the musical setting in the cathedral. The singers are vocally impressive and marvelously portray the characters in this timeless story - a story interspersed with Liam Neeson's reverently delivered narration. Don't miss out on the chance to experience what will be a must see for every Christmas season!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This glorious music written by Andrew T. Miller brings to the familiar Christmas story a freshness and new vitality. The music makes the characters come alive in a wonderful new way. Christ Church Cathedral is newly awash with colorful lighting, adding a dimension of feeling to the Christmas story rivaled only by the light of the Bethlehem star. It is music for today's not to be missed by anyone this holiday season! This magnificant production will make a great Christmas gift for all those on your list, and will be a valuable musical treasure for years to come!