What do you get when you pool together all the best and able resources of a church that has felt the stirrings of the Spirit anew?
You get a Christmas musical that is all heart, that’s what.
“Celebrate His Glory”, the ICS Christmas Special for 2007 is the labor of love by practically all of ICS – from the Men’s, Women’s, Young Adults, Youth, The Redeemed Stage, the Dance Ministry, the Hand Mimes, the Deaf, the kids and, yes, even the pastors.
Directed by Carrie Locsin from a script by Jen Legaspi, the musical extravaganza retells the timeless tale of Christmas from the living room of a father and his twin daughters. As the dad reads from Scripture to answer his daughters’ innocent inquiries, the Bible’s ancient pages cme to life all around them in music and dance.
Utilizing every active ministry and form of artistic expression available to her, Carrie has succeeded in painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the splendor of Christmas from ICS’ colorful ministerial palette.
Considering that the entire cast and crew necessitated the participation of practically everyone from ICS’ regular Sunday attendance roll, it was amazing to note that the ushers even had to add more chairs just to accommodate the viewers who had come to watch.
Though there were the usual technical annoyances (various electronic disturbances in the background, the music playing not loud enough at times, etc.) the production played out quite splendidly. Especially wonderful to behold was the grand finale, which showcased all the ministries in their best form.
Congratulations are in order for Carrie and the entire production team for such a job well done. Kudos too to Anne Grey, for her vibrant conducting of the choir.
All said, this year’s musical production has truly succeeded in causing one and all to “Celebrate His Glory!”
To Him be all the glory, honor and praise!
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