Disneyland Candlelight Processional 2009 (VIDEOS)

It was a long weekend and I was glad to hear that “3catowner” recorded the 2009 Disneyland Candlelight Processional again!  Candlelight is a long process from audition to months of practicing ending with long 9 hr day at Disneyland to present two shows at 5:30 and 8:00 PM the first weekend of December.

This set of videos was recorded on Saturday at the 8:00 PM show.  I believe that this was the better performance of the two if you were lucky to see this one. I was in Section 6, Row P, Seat 17 which was very row top stage left (City Hall side), 5th from the end.

Candlelight Preprocession Video

This is the pre-procession arrangement which Nancy is directing the Candlelight Orchestra.  Just prior to this, the Candlelight Choirs which are participating are announced.  The Choir is singing carols during this time starting from Mickey’s Toontown (at 5:00 PM) or from Tomorrowland (at 7:55 PM) and ending up at the start of Main Street.

Candlelight Processional Video 2

In this video, we’re processing from the top of Main Street out of the exit by the Plaza Inn resturant after about an hour rest between shows.   We carefully wind ourselfs through a maze trying not to trip over something.  You can barely see me at about 1:50 in the video, but you can clearly hear Jim Wilber who is about 6 in front of me.  Jim is the Candlelight Employee Director who also a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Choir.

The very second we all get into the risers, Nancy kicks off the show with Sing Praise to Him Our Lord. Jon Voight is narrator.

Candlelight Video: The First Noel

This is a very beautiful arrangement the the First Noel by Don Neufeld of Azusa Pacific University.  (I was glad to see and hear that APU was part of Candlelight Choir this year!)

Candlelight Carol Video

I believe that a Tenor from the Dapper Dans did the male soloist.  I didn’t catch who sang the female solo.

Beautiful, but our section simply could do better…

Candlelight Videos: He is Born (Il Est Ne) / Angels We Have Heard On High.

Nancy crack a big grin after we finished singing Il Est Ne and Angels We Have Heard On High.  This was much better than the grimace she gave us at the 5:30 performance.

Candlelight Videos: What Child is This/We Three Kings

Candlelight Videos: Sing Noel/Joy To The World

Candlelight Silent Night Video

I thought something was weird at the end …the soloist was off a measure and had to cut off his high b-flat a measure early.

Candlelight Let Us Adore Him/Hallelujah Chorus Videos

Thank you Alan “3catowner” for shooting the Candlelight Videos!