From the Archives: Christmas carols





To celebrate this holiday season, the Musée Héritage Museum would like to share recordings of Christmas carols from the archives.

On December 20, 1987, the St. Albert Community Christmas Carol Celebration was hosted at the Arden Theatre for the first time, having been held in churches in the previous years. The event was sponsored by the St. Albert Ministerial Association. Music was provided by the 40-member Edmonton Temple Salvation Army Band.

This entire event was recorded on a cassette tape, which the archives has since digitized.

All attendees were given a Christmas carol songbook with lyrics for 22 songs and Responsive readings.




1987.62.02, Christmas songbook, 1987. Musée Héritage Museum.

The evening began at 8 pm with a prayer and the first song, O Come All Ye Faithful.

The Edmonton Temple Salvation Army Band led by Bandmaster Bob Peterson performed “The Joy of Christmas” by Captain Robert Redhead.

Pat Rose performed O Holy Night accompanied by piano.

The evening ended with Joy to the World.