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PART II

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It is with great pleasure that we present to you,


Ladies and Gentlemen, the faculty, staff and
students of the Manila Bible Seminary in a
Christmas Cantata.... God's Best Gift

manger scene is
behind closed
curtains; par
lights on
centerstage;
faculty and staff
preset
foreground

House Music

Song 1
Christmas Carol
Medley

Faculty and Staff Center stage; support Choir


audience area

MBS Faculty and


Staff Chorale

Minus One
Live Music to be
rendered by
either prof sam
or prof alan or
BOTH: For Unto
Us

Speaker 1:

The Lord has been very good to us here at the


Manila Bible Seminary. He has been gracious
and generous, supplying our every need.

Prof Vernie

Speaker 2:

It is with great joy that we present to you this


simple gift: a night of music dedicated to our
Lord. It is our way of thanking the Lord for almost
a century of guidance and Love.

Ma'am Leonie

Speaker 1:

Yes! We thank You Lord for Your Love! A love so


deep and so unconditional that You have
bestowed upon us Your Best Gift, Your Son
Jesus Christ!

Prof Vernie

Speaker 2:

Tonight, join us in a modern day retelling of the Ma'am Leonie;


greatest story ever told: The Birth of our Lord and faculty and staff
Saviour, Jesus Christ!
exits, dim lights

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So Joseph also went up from the town of


Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehemthe
town of David, because he belonged to the
house and line of David.He went there to
register with Mary, who was pledged to be
married to himand was expecting a child.

music starts,
jorrin takes
position, up
stage, left

joseph and mary walk from back of the house to


thon and roselyn;
the front of the house; stopping at some points
with some inn
Song 2 Silent
where inn keepers reject them and then point
Live Music by Sir
keepers,
Pao and Sir Jam
Night! Holy Night! them to a stable; once they reach the stable, they
spotlight follows
go behind the curtains to settle into the manger
them;
scene.

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Song 3 For Unto


Us a Child Is
Born

While they were there, the time came for the


baby to be born,and she gave birth to her
firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and
placed him in a manger, because there was no
guest room available for them.

curtains still closed BUT spotlight on curtains,


depicting the star of Bethlehem

Advanced choir
preset center
stage. Live
Music.

Live Music to be
rendered by
either prof sam
or prof alan or
BOTH

Ryenuz, talking
Look! A star shining brightly in the night! A host
to Benson; Male
Off stage (either at of heavenly angels singing Glory Hallelujah to
choir seated
the Newborn King! Lets go to Bethlehem and
door 2 or 3 or at
among the
the back):
see this thing that has happened, which the Lord
audience
has told us about.
(position 1)

Song 4 Born in
Bethlehem

male choir
begins to stand
up one by one
and join in the
singing; proceed
Benson takes center stage then proceeds to
to the sides
sing, joined by Nolly, then Sky and then
(position 2) then
eventually the Male Choir. At the end of the
walk towards the
song, the curtains will be opened, spot light/floor
middle forming
light on the manger scene.
two lines
(position 3) then
proceed to form
the inverted V
(position 4)

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So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph,


and the baby, who was lying in the
manger.When they had seen him, they spread
the word concerning what had been told them
about this child,and all who heard it were
amazed at what the shepherds said to them.But
Mary treasured up all these things and pondered
them in her heart.The shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising Godfor all the things they
had heard and seen, which were just as they had
been told.

Song 5 Good
Christian Men
Rejoice!

Duet begins to sing, Joseph and Mary welcome


guests; men of advanced choir stay while ladies
enter; beginning choir exits

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Live Music to be
rendered by
John Owen
Salinas and Joni
Trinidad on
Guitars; JC
Phicu on
Bongos, John
Paul Abad on
mini drum;
Chubi Meneses
on Jingle Stick

male choir view


the Child Jesus
in small groups;
members of
beginning choir
leave one by one
or in small
groups; the
ladies of the
choir stagger
their entrances
and linger in
front, getting
ready to sing

Minus One

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Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us


kneel before the Lord our Maker

Song 6 O Come,
All Ye Faithful

choir dramatization of adoring the Christ-child

spoken

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,


good will toward men.

Minus One
all participants

Song 7 Gloria in
Excelsis Deo
with Angels from
the Realms of
Glory

choir continues to worship the Child Jesus

Mary

Oh Joseph! The Lord has been faithful in fulfilling


His promise! He sent us His Son! Our Savior! His
Unconditional Love made flesh!

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Joseph

Yes Mary! This, This is Christ the King! He will be


the salvation of all man! Truly, He is God's Best
Gift!

dramatization
freezes,

Invitation/Altar Call

Audience members will be invited to ACCEPT


God's Best Gift. (please use this context)

Prof. Rasty
Sanoy

COMPLETE
SILENCE

prayer for those who came forward to accept


Christ

only the prayer


should be heard

song continues

Meas 116

Live Music to be
rendered by
either prof sam
or prof alan or
BOTH

Live Music to be
rendered by
either prof sam
or prof alan or
BOTH

those who came forward will be escorted back to


Song 8 Joy to the
their seats; choir surrounds the manger scene
World Medley
and start singing

Song 9 Reprise
For Unto Us a
Child is Born

Live Music to be
rendered by
either prof sam
or prof alan or
BOTH

choir goes to audience area

END OF CANTATA
Offertory
Challenge

explain method/procedure of donations;


acknowledge all the visitors, sponsors (if any)
and supporters

Prof. Dan Sulit

this is the time


for offering.
Either through
Community
traditional filipino carols (Pasko Na Naman!; Ang
collection OR
Singing/Offertory
Pasko ay Sumapit!)
better if the
collection box is
in front

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House Music

Live Music by
Team Sky

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Closing Remarks

at liberty to say anything from the heart po,

Closing Song

Chorus of Angels We Have Heard on High

Prof. Sam Matira


Live Music by
Team Sky
Prof. Epoy
Arbado

Closing Prayer

Record of Song
1 to be played in
house.

Send Off

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