Christmas at Belmont

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Christmas at Belmont 2017

Join Grammy-winning host Sheryl Crow and nearly 700 student musicians, Belmont School of Music faculty and Nashville Children’s Choir for a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

AIRED: December 22, 2017 | 0:55:21
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♪ Glory be to God

♪ Glory to God

(orchestral music)

♪ It's the holiday season

♪ Run, run, Rudolph

♪ Santa's gonna make it to town ♪

- [Sheryl Crow] Join the students and faculty of

Belmont School of Music,

and me, Sheryl Crow, as we celebrate Christmas at Belmont.

♪ Run, run Rudolph, blazing like a merry-go-round ♪

Funding for Christmas at Belmont is provided by

Tyson Foods

and the Alvin and Sally Beaman Foundation

Additional funding provided by Barbara Massey Rogers

and the Jack C. Massey Foundation

and by Marty and Betty Dickens.

(soft orchestral music)

- [Announcer] Once again, Christmas time arrives

in Nashville.

Music City is transformed with the sights

and sounds of the season.

And holiday splendor comes alive

at the renowned Schemerhorn Symphony Center,

host to one of Music City's most cherished events:

Christmas at Belmont.

Tonight, nine-time Grammy Award winner, Sheryl Crow,

joins nearly 700 student musicians from

the Belmont University School of Music

to celebrate this magical season.

Welcome to Christmas at Belmont.

♪ Gloria

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ Gloria

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ Angels we have heard on high

♪ Sweetly singing o'er the plains ♪

♪ And the mountains in reply

♪ Echoing their joyous strains

♪ Gloria

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ Gloria

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ Shepherds why this jubilee

♪ Why your joyous strains prolong ♪

♪ What the gladsome tidings be

♪ Which inspire your Heav'nly song ♪

♪ Gloria

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ Gloria

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ Come to Bethlehem and see

♪ Him whose birth the angels sing ♪

♪ Come adore on bended knee

♪ Christ the Lord, the newborn King ♪

♪ Gloria, Gloria, Gloria

♪ Gloria, Gloria, Gloria

♪ Gloria, Gloria

♪ Gloria

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ Gloria

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ In excelsis Deo

♪ Gloria

♪ Gloria

(audience applauding)

- [Announcer] Ladies and gentlemen,

please welcome our guest artist for the evening,

nine-time Grammy Award winner, Ms. Sheryl Crow.

- [Sheryl] Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

I am thrilled to be in Nashville to perform

in this beautiful Schemerhorn Symphony Center,

and to be your guest artist for this marvelous event.

It's an honor to share this stage with hundreds

of impressive students from the School of Music.

I'll return later in the program, but for now,

let's enjoy the performances of these talented students.

Welcome to Christmas at Belmont.

(audience applauding)

♪ Ba da

♪ Ba da da

♪ Ba da da da

♪ Christmas time is here

♪ Happiness and cheer

♪ Fun for all that children call ♪

♪ Their favorite time of the year ♪

♪ Snowflakes in the air

♪ Carols everywhere

♪ Olden times and ancient rhymes ♪

♪ Of love and dreams to share

♪ Can you hear the sleigh bells in the air ♪

♪ See beauty everywhere

♪ Yuletide by the fireside

♪ And joyful memories there

♪ Christmas time is here

♪ Families drawing near

♪ Oh, that we could always see

♪ Such spirit through the year

♪ Christmas is wonderful

♪ It's the time of year to be of good cheer ♪

♪ Messages of love

♪ Above you can hear them if you will just listen ♪

♪ Listen

♪ For love and joy are here

♪ The angels gather near

♪ Awaiting the word of your command ♪

♪ They're bringing us peace throughout the land ♪

♪ When you're full of Christmas spirit problems of the day ♪

♪ Seem to disappear like melting the snow ♪

♪ Take advantage of that special day ♪

♪ Enjoy the presents that are coming your way ♪

♪ Christmas time is here

♪ Families drawing near

♪ Oh, that we could always see

♪ Such spirit in the year

(gentle scatting)

(audience applauding)

♪ Jazz music

♪ Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ♪

♪ Jack Frost nipping at your nose ♪

♪ Yuletide carols being sung by a choir ♪

♪ Folks dressed up like Eskimos ♪

♪ Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe ♪

♪ Helps to make the season bright ♪

♪ Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow ♪

♪ Will find it hard to sleep tonight ♪

♪ They know that Santa's on his way ♪

♪ He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh ♪

♪ Oh, and every mother's child is gonna spy ♪

♪ To see if reindeer really know how to fly ♪

♪ Trumpet solo

♪ They know that Santa's on his way ♪

♪ He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh ♪

♪ Oh, and every mother's child is gonna spy ♪

♪ To see if reindeer really know how to fly ♪

♪ And so, I'm offering this simple phrase ♪

♪ To kids from one to 92

♪ Although it's been said many times many ways ♪

♪ Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas ♪

♪ Merry Christmas to you

♪ Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas ♪

♪ Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas ♪

(audience applauding)

♪ Upbeat piano

♪ It's the holiday season

♪ And Santa Claus is coming round ♪

♪ The Christmas snow is white on the ground ♪

♪ When old Santa gets into town ♪

♪ He'll be coming down the chimney, down ♪

♪ He'll be coming down the chimney, down ♪

♪ It's the holiday season ♪ It's the holiday season

♪ And Santa Claus has got a toy ♪

♪ For every good girl and good little boy ♪

♪ Santa's a great big bundle of joy ♪

♪ He'll be coming down the chimney, down ♪

♪ He'll be coming down the chimney, down ♪

♪ He'll have a big fat pack upon his back ♪

♪ And lots of goodies for you and for me ♪

♪ So leave a peppermint stick for old St. Nick ♪

♪ Hanging on the Christmas tree ♪

♪ It's the holiday season ♪ It's the holiday season

♪ So whoop-de-do and dickory dock ♪

♪ And don't forget to hang up your sock ♪

♪ 'Cause just exactly at 12 o'clock ♪

♪ He'll be coming down the chimney, down ♪

♪ He'll be coming down the chimney, down ♪

♪ piano solo

♪ ta tee ta ta tee ta ta

♪ tee ta tee ta tee ta tee ta ♪

♪ tee ta tee ta tee ta tee ta ♪

♪ ta tee ta ta tee ta ta

♪ ya ba da ba da ba do be da

♪ ya ba da ba da ba do be da

♪ He'll have a big fat pack upon his back ♪

♪ And lots of goodies for you and for me ♪

♪ So leave a peppermint stick for old St. Nick ♪

♪ Hanging on the Christmas tree ♪

♪ It's the holiday season ♪ It's the holiday season

♪ So whoop-de-do and dickory dock ♪

♪ And don't forget to hang up your sock ♪

♪ 'Cause just exactly at 12 o'clock ♪

♪ He'll be coming down the chimney, down ♪

♪ He'll be coming down the chimney, down ♪

♪ It's the holiday season

♪ It's the holiday season

♪ And Santa Claus will be coming down the chimney ♪

♪ Down

(audience applauding)

♪ Soft piano

♪ All is well

♪ All is well

♪ Angels and men rejoice

♪ For tonight

♪ Darkness fell

♪ Into the dawn of love's Light ♪

♪ Sing Alle

♪ Sing Alleluia

♪ All is well

♪ All is well

♪ Let there be peace on Earth

♪ Christ is come

♪ Go and tell

♪ That He is in the manger

♪ Sing Alle

♪ Sing Alleluia

♪ All is well

♪ All is well

♪ Lift up your voice and sing

♪ Born is now Emanuel

♪ Born is our Lord and Savior

♪ Alleluia

♪ Sing Alleluia

♪ All is well

♪ Born is now Emanuel

♪ Born is our Lord and Savior

♪ Sing Alleluia

♪ Sing Alleluia

♪ All is well

♪ Oooh

(audience applauding)

♪ Orchestra playing 'Russian Dance' ♪

(audience applauding)

♪ Electric guitar

♪ Out of all the reindeer

♪ You know you're the mastermind ♪

♪ Run, run, Rudolph

♪ Randolph ain't too far behind ♪

♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ Santa's got to make it to town ♪

♪ Santa, make him hurry

♪ Tell him he can take the freeway down ♪

♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ Whizzin' like a merry-go-round ♪

♪ Said Santa to the young boy

♪ What have you been longing for ♪

♪ All I want for Christmas is

♪ A rock and roll electric guitar ♪

♪ Then away went Rudolph

♪ Whizzin' like a shooting star ♪

♪ Run, run, Rudolph

♪ Santa's got to make it to town ♪

♪ Run, Rudolph; run, run, Rudolph ♪

♪ Yeah, you make him hurry

♪ Tell him he can take the freeway down ♪

♪ Run, Rudolph; run, run, Rudolph ♪

♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ Whizzin' like a merry go round ♪

♪ Guitar solo

♪ Said Santa to the young girl

♪ What would please you most to get ♪

♪ A little baby doll that can cry, scream, drink and wet ♪

♪ And then away went Rudolph

♪ Whizzin' like a saber jet

♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ Santa's got to make it to town ♪

♪ Run, Rudolph; run, run, Rudolph ♪

♪ Santa, make him hurry

♪ Tell him he can take the freeway down ♪

♪ Run, Rudolph; run, run, Rudolph ♪

♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ He's spinnin' like a merry-go-round ♪

♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ Run, run Rudolph ♪ Run, run Rudolph

♪ Run, run Rudolph

(audience applauding)

- [Sheryl] Being a singer/songwriter who lives in

Nashville, it's easy to take for granted how special

this city is to the music industry.

It has an uncanny ability to embrace its rich history

while pushing for new sounds, platforms,

or ventures to enhance how people connect with music today.

And those who come to Belmont University

to study music experience firsthand

why Nashville is known as Music City.

Students study a variety of musical styles,

songwriting, audio engineering, or music business

right across the street from the labels,

publishers, and promoters found along Music Row.

They record and mix in historic studios

where legends like Patsy Cline and Bob Dylan

recorded long ago.

They perform in world-class concert halls,

play in showcases for talent scouts and agents,

and have access to the music industry

in all its forms.

And for those students who passions lie elsewhere,

Belmont offers over 90 other fields of study

to choose from, including health sciences,

education, journalism, business,

and social entrepreneurship.

While rehearsing for Christmas at Belmont,

it's been inspiring to watch these young musicians

work so hard to share their gift with the world

on this stage.

Now let's join these talented students

in one of the world-class venues on Belmont campus:

the McAfee Concert Hall.

♪ (singing Hallelujah in intervals) ♪

♪ O little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie ♪

♪ Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by ♪

♪ O come let us adore Him

♪ O come let us adore Him

♪ And we'll all sing Hallelujah to Jesus Christ, the King ♪

♪ (singing Hallelujah in intervals) ♪

♪ O holy child of Bethlehem descend to us we pray ♪

♪ (singing Hallelujah in intervals) ♪

♪ Cast out our sin and enter in be born in us today ♪

♪ O come let us adore Him

♪ O come let us adore Him

♪ And we'll all sing Hallelujah to Jesus Christ, the King ♪

♪ (singing Hallelujah in intervals) ♪

♪ (singing Hallelujah in intervals) ♪

♪ How silently

♪ How silently

♪ The wondrous gift is giv'n

♪ So God imparts to human hearts ♪

♪ The blessings of his Heav'n

♪ O come let us adore Him

♪ O come let us adore Him

♪ And we'll all sing Hallelujah to Jesus Christ, the King ♪

♪ And we'll all sing Hallelujah to Jesus Christ the King ♪

♪ (singing Hallelujah in intervals) ♪

♪ To Jesus Christ, the King

♪ (singing Hallelujah in intervals) ♪

♪ To Jesus Christ, the King

♪ (singing Hallelujah in intervals) ♪

♪ To Jesus Christ, the King

(audience applauding)

♪ Percussion playing 'Kings'

(audience applauding)

♪ Soft piano

♪ Softly falls the winter snow

♪ Whispers to the sleeping world below ♪

♪ Wintertide awakes

♪ Morning breaks and set the earth aglow ♪

♪ In gentle tones of warmest white ♪

♪ Proclaim the glory of Aurora's light ♪

♪ Sparrow sings in a clear, clean voice ♪

♪ A sweet, silver carol for the season born ♪

♪ Radiant wings as the skies rejoice ♪

♪ Arise and illuminate the morn ♪

♪ Softly falls the winter snow

♪ Whispers to the sleeping world below ♪

♪ Glow,

♪ Like the softly falling snow

♪ Like the softly falling snow

♪ Glow

♪ Glow

(audience applauding)

♪ Electric keyboard

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God ♪

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God ♪

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ And on Earth

♪ Peace

♪ Goodwill to all men

♪ Glory be to God

♪ Glory to God

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ For unto you is born this day ♪

♪ In the city of David

♪ A Savior

♪ Christ the Lord

♪ And this shall be a sign

♪ The promised Messiah you will find ♪

♪ Wrapped in swaddling clothes

♪ In a manger lies our King

♪ Our Lord

♪ Oh

♪ Glory be to God

♪ Glory to God ♪ Glory to God

♪ Glory to God in the highest

♪ For unto you is born this day ♪

♪ In the city of David

♪ A Savior

♪ Christ the Lord

♪ Listen

♪ He shall be great

♪ The Son of the Highest

♪ And He shall rule from David's throne ♪

♪ And He shall reign ♪ And He shall reign forever

♪ And He shall reign ♪ And He shall reign forever

♪ The Lord shall reign

♪ How long

♪ Ever and ever and ever and ever ♪

♪ And He shall reign forever ♪ And He shall reign

♪ And He shall reign forever ♪ Jesus will reign

♪ And He shall reign forever

♪ Ever and ever and ever and ever ♪

♪ And He shall reign forever

♪ He shall reign

♪ The Lord will reign

♪ Ever and ever and ever and ever ♪

♪ And of His kingdom

♪ There shall be

♪ No end ♪ No end

♪ Amen ♪ Amen

♪ Amen

(audience applauding)

♪ Soft piano

♪ There is a star that shines tonight ♪

♪ For all the world to see

♪ So far away my lover is, please bring him home to me ♪

♪ The world is weary and unrest to settle on us all ♪

♪ Tonight my Christmas wish will be ♪

♪ For all to heath the call

♪ Peace on earth and in our hearts ♪

♪ That love ring out both near and far ♪

♪ And lift the weary and the weak ♪

♪ Keep you near this Christmas Eve ♪

♪ There is a star that shines for you and me ♪

♪ Once the angels did appear

♪ And say be not afraid

♪ But the angels watching over you ♪

♪ Is the prayer that I will pray ♪

♪ So as we gather around the tree ♪

♪ And sing those Christmas songs ♪

♪ Will hear your voice above the fray ♪

♪ Until your safely home

♪ Peace on earth and in our hearts ♪

♪ That love ring out both near and far ♪

♪ And lift the weary and the weak ♪

♪ Keep you near this Christmas Eve ♪

♪ There is a star that shines for you and me ♪

♪ And while we wait for freedom's bells ♪

♪ To ring throughout the world

♪ The Christmas wish remains the same for every boy and girl ♪

♪ That when that glorious sun does rise ♪

♪ And melt away our fears

♪ That you'll be home this time to stay ♪

♪ And waiting by the tree

♪ Peace on earth and in our hearts ♪

♪ That love ring out both near and far ♪

♪ Can lift the weary and the weak ♪

♪ Keep us near this Christmas Eve ♪

♪ There is a star

♪ There is a star that shines for you and me ♪

(audience applauding)

♪ Jazz band playing 'Santa Baby' ♪

(audience applauding)

♪ O come, O come Emmanuel

♪ Emmanuel

♪ We dim the lights

♪ We stoke the fire

♪ We breathe the evergreen

♪ Young ones wait while the old ones make us ♪

♪ Tales of how it used to be

♪ China dolls

♪ Candy canes

♪ Painted wooden toys

♪ Treasures found to the wondrous sound of ♪

♪ Caroling the Savior born to us on Christmas morn ♪

♪ Emanuel, God with us

♪ Emmanuel

♪ Emanuel, God with us

♪ The Son of Israel

♪ Still He calls

♪ Through the night

♪ Beyond the days of old

♪ A voice of peace to the weary ones ♪

♪ Who struggle with the human soul ♪

♪ All of us, travelers

♪ Through a given time

♪ Who can know what tomorrow holds ♪

♪ But over the horizon, surely you and I will find ♪

♪ Emmanuel

♪ And the years they come

♪ And the years they go

♪ Though we may forget somehow

♪ That the child once born in Bethlehem ♪

♪ Is still among us now

♪ Emanuel, God with us

♪ Emmanuel

♪ Emanuel, God with us

♪ The Son of Israel

♪ O come, O come Emmanuel

♪ Emmanuel

(audience applauding)

♪ Light piano

♪ Snow

♪ It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow ♪

♪ Snow

♪ I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow ♪

♪ Snow

♪ I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow ♪

♪ Snow

♪ To see a great big man entirely made of snow ♪

♪ Snow

♪ Where it's snowing all winter through ♪

♪ That's where I want to be

♪ Snowball throwing, that's what I'll do ♪

♪ How I'm longing to ski

♪ Through the snow

♪ Those glist'ning houses that seem to be built of snow ♪

♪ Snow

♪ To see a mountain covered with a quilt of snow ♪

♪ Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow ♪

♪ It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow ♪

♪ Snow, snow, snow, snow

♪ I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow ♪

♪ Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow ♪

♪ I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow ♪

♪ Snow

♪ To see a great big man entirely made of snow ♪

(tap dancing)

♪ Snow ball throwing, that's what I'll do ♪

♪ How I'm longing to ski

♪ Through the snow

♪ Those glist'ning houses that seem to be built of snow ♪

♪ Snow

♪ To see a mountain covered with a quilt of snow ♪

♪ What is Christmas with no snow ♪

♪ No white Christmas with no snow ♪

♪ I'll soon be there with snow

♪ I'll wash my hair with snow

♪ And with a spade of snow

♪ I'll build a man that's made of snow ♪

♪ I'd like to stay up with you but I recommend ♪

♪ A little nap, go back to sleep ♪

♪ Go to sleep and dream

♪ Of Snow ♪ Jing, jing, jing

♪ Snow ♪ Jing, jing, jing

♪ Snow ♪ Jing, jing, jing

♪ Snow ♪ Jing, jing, jing, jing, jing

♪ Snow

(audience applauding)

- [Sheryl] I wanna thank our audience here in Nashville

and those across the country for joining us tonight.

And on behalf of Belmont University,

I wish you and your family the merriest of Christmases.

♪ He rules the world

♪ With truth and grace

♪ And makes the nations prove

♪ The glories of His righteousness ♪

♪ And wonders of His love

♪ And wonders of His love

♪ And wonders, wonders, wonders, wonders ♪

♪ Wonders, wonders of His love

♪ And wonders

♪ Of His love

♪ And wonders of His love

♪ Joy to the world

♪ Joy to the world

♪ Born is the King

♪ Bringing a world of joy

♪ Joy to the world

(audience applauding)


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