SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT at AWHS

It was an evening of story and song. The Christmas season at Williams would not be complete without our annual Christmas Revels. The evening began with the retelling of the Nativity story, courtesy of the Peer Ministers. Costumed and ready to be Mary, Joseph, Kings, and Angels, the auditorium became a reflective place. Complementing the quiet were the voices of the Chorus singing traditional Christmas hymns and some new songs: “One Small Child”,” “Rise Up Shepherd” and “Do You See the Star?” Much to the delight of the audience, baby Jesus was played by six week old baby Delaney who was magnificently quiet and in a repose for the entire performance. Only in the last few minutes of the story re- enactment did a tiny hand reach up to the cheek of Mary. There was a squeal from the audience as they realized that the role of Jesus was also a “live “performance. Following the Nativity performance, the audience was invited to the cafeteria for hot chocolate, sweets, caroling singing with the Chorus and picture taking with Santa and his Elf.

As the Christmas season calendar fills up with falala and decking the halls, it is a special pause each year for the Archbishop Williams community to experience our own kind of Revels, filled with grace and merry-making of our own.