Tuesday, December 9, 2014


The Crescent Singers present the 42nd annual

12-14 Yuletide by CandlelightWHAT SWEETER MUSIC

WHEN: Sunday, December 14, at 5 PM
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield (Ample free, secure parking in Church lot. Entrance on 1ST Place—connected to church by walkway)
Call 908.756.2468 or visit for more information about this and upcoming concerts.

Artistic Director F. Allen Artz, III, will conduct the choir in a free concert entitled What Sweeter Music to celebrate the wonder of Jesus’ birth.  The sanctuary will glow with the light of many candles, the wreaths will adorn our gothic pillars and the Crescent Singers will surround you with beautiful Christmas music of every age!

Choral Music at Crescent Ave Presbyterian Church

From deep in the chancel you will hear the pronouncement of the coming miracle, “Salvation Is Created.”  Hand bells will bring the singers to the back of the church while they sing of the prophecy fulfilled, “Hodie Christus Natus Est!” 

Then you will be invited to join in the full processional hymn “O Come All Ye Faithful!” as the singers return to the front of the church with a joyous descant. We will continue with songs from the Renaissance to modern times, some peaceful and reflective, some boisterous and jolly. And you will join us in carol medleys, so bring your best voice to share! 

No tickets are required for this concert since it is a free musical gift to the community. Invite your family and friends and come early to sit in your favorite spot! 

About Crescent Concerts:

Since 1980, Crescent Concerts at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church has brought world-class musical events to the residents of the City of Plainfield and surrounding communities.  Under the superb musical direction of F. Allen Artz III, programming for our concert series is wonderfully diverse including solo voice and instrumental performances, chamber groups, and full choral/orchestral spectaculars.  Crescent Concerts is committed to ensuring that its programs are accessible to all.  If you require a special accommodation, please do not hesitate to ask at the concert or call in advance at 908-756-2468 (9am – 4pm).  Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.