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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

The Music of Christmas: Disney-style


It is one of the most moving spectacles I’ve ever seen, so moving that grown men weep openly.

The Candlelight Processional at Epcot in Walt Disney World takes place three times every evening, this year from November 23-December 30.

From allearsnet.com:

A Disney tradition now in its 37th year (2007), the Candlelight Processional is a moving presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a Mass choir and 50-piece orchestra.

And from mickeyears.com:

This beautiful Christmas program began in 1958 at Disneyland in California. Walt Disney World held it's first Processional in the Magic Kingdom in 1971. Since 1994 is has been in EPCOT.

This is a show that should be on everyone's Christmas agenda. It is a retelling of the Christmas story narrated by a different guest celebrity every few days till the end of the program. This is all accompanied by the Disney orchestra and over 400 singers in the chorus. The singers are anchored by the "Voices of Liberty", the famed a cappella group that performs in the American Adventure rotunda. For anyone who has heard this group, they have the most amazing voices and range of any singers I had the pleasure to listen to. The other vocalists are from participating guest choirs from over 15 states and are dressed in gold. The choir members in green are Disney Cast Members who volunteer to be a part of this wonderful show.

The cast members in green are arranged on the stage in the shape of a Christmas tree and the Voices of Liberty singers are at the base of the tree. All other choir members flank the tree; this with the lighting and decorations make is visually stunning and gives that "Feeling of Christmas". But the centerpiece of the show is the narration of the Christmas story; and after a passage is read, the choir and the orchestra showcase stirring Christmas songs relating to the passage read. And this will continue to the end of the show. And before the narration begins, the choir and orchestra will play Carols and songs that have to be heard to appreciate!

Homemade videos don’t do the Candlelight Processional justice. Trust me, the performance is phenomenal.





Celebrity narrator Brian Dennehy introduces "Rejoice with exceeding great joy."



 




And finally, narrator Monique Coleman....


 


 


 



 

1) The Music of Christmas: Jingle Bells

2) The Music of Christmas: "I am a fine musician"

3) The Music of Christmas: Mary's Boy Child

4) The Music of Christmas - Elvis Style

5) The Music of Christmas: Rudolph

6) The Music of Christmas: The Fat Man is watching

7)
The Music of Christmas: "Haul out the holly....."

8) The Music of Christmas: Judy Garland

9) The Music of Christmas: A partridge in a pear tree

10) The Music of Christmas: Disney-style

 

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