Tag: Silent Night

Christmas Eve marks 200th anniversary of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

Christmas Eve marks 200th anniversary of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

| Richard Szczepanowski | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exactly 200 years ago this Christmas Eve — Dec. 24, 1818 — in a little church in what is now Austria, the world heard for the first time a poem set to music that eventually would be hailed as one of the most popular and beloved Christmas carols of all time.

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Women religious open Christmas season with German Catholic tradition

Women religious open Christmas season with German Catholic tradition

| Katie Rutter | December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sights and sounds of Christmas brightened the massive dome of the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand as six Sisters of St. Benedict rang out “Silent Night” on hand bells.

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Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Connecting “Night of Silence” with “Silent Night” gives the piece a “sense of nostalgia and a connection with our past and a connection with our tradition and where we’ve been,” Kantor said. “It takes … ‘Silent Night’ and breaks it open and makes it new again by redirecting people to that time in the liturgical year that precedes Christmas.”

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