Sunday, December 17, 2017

Children's Choir Examples Of The Christmas Song "Mary Don't You Know"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post provides information about the Christmas song "Mary Don't You Know?" and showcases three choirs singing this song.

These featured choirs are from Uganda, United States, as well as an international choir that is composed of children from Liberia, Peru, and India.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, religious, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composers of this song and thanks to all those children and adults who are members of or otherwise involved with these choirs. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

Example #1: Mary Did You Know [African American children's choir]

Ellie Brown, Published on Jan 8, 2015

From their 2014 Christmas Symphony Concert December 21, 2014 at the FCF World Outreach, Owings Mills, Md

Example #2: Mary did you know... (African Version) [Ugandan children's choir]

Dave jloopz, Published on Dec 17, 2015

wAtch these lovely kids from the group PROCLAIM do a rendition of this Christmas song!!
Proclaim Choir is from Kampala, Uganda.

Example #3: Matsiko World Orphan Choir Mary Did You Know [choir composed of children from Liberia, Peru, and India]

Matsiko World Orphan Choir, Published on Aug 18, 2016
Information about this choir:
"International Children's Network started in the summer of 1997 as a small youth group at a small church in Covington, Washington...

International Children's Network help children all over the world including Liberia, Peru, India, Burkino Faso, Phillipines, Ghana, Uganda

"Born from a heart for every forgotten child in the unreached corners of the world, the International Children's Network (ICN) began it's choir program in 2008 with the first US tour of the Matsiko Children's Choir. This choir was the first step toward bringing children together from the various countries in which ICN provides sponsorship. After the choir's resounding success, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir was created with children from Peru and Liberia, who shared their lives and culture through song and dance, and connected their hearts with audiences across the United States. This year, children from India were also granted permission to travel with Matsiko, and the choir continues annually with new children auditioning and performing every year."

" "Mary, Did You Know?" is a Christmas song with lyrics written by Mark Lowry and music written by Buddy Greene. It was originally recorded by Christian recording artist Michael English on his self-titled debut solo album in 1991 (English and Lowry were both members of the Gaither Vocal Band at the time). It reached No. 6 on CCM Magazine's AC Chart.[1] Lowry would record the song several times himself, most notably with the Gaither Vocal Band on their 1998 Christmas album Still the Greatest Story Ever Told.

The song has since gone on to become a modern Christmas classic, being recorded by many artists over the years across multiple genres."

"In 1984, Lowry wrote the lyrics to the song "Mary, Did You Know?" He was asked to write a script for a church Christmas play. Lowry wrote a series of questions that he would like to ask Mary, the mother of Jesus. These questions were used in between the scenes of the play. Over the next decade, Lowry tried to find the music that would complete the song. Twelve years after writing the lyrics, musician and songwriter Buddy Greene wrote the music to the song. The Christmas play script became the song.

The song has become a popular Christmas song."
For the historical record, Mark Lowry and Buddy Green are White Americans.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God.

Mary did you know.. Ooo Ooo Ooo

The blind will see.
The deaf will hear.
The dead will live again.
The lame will leap.
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb.


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