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Silent Night (Christmas Cantata)

A Christmas Cantata for Choir, Narrator, Soloists and Flute (optional); and organ and congregation. This program is designed to be very easy for choirs to learn, though you’ll need a good pianist. Two optional obbligatos for flute are included. These might also be performed easily on violin, or other C instrument.

The program lasts 25-30 minutes.

All solos may be assigned to sections of the choir if desired. All sectional passages may be assigned to soloists if desired.

The narration for this program consists entirely of excerpts from Matthew 1 and Luke 2, KJV, each followed by a single verse of “Silent Night” sung solo. Feel free to substitute from other scriptural versions or to use a simple retelling.

Very few dynamic markings are included for the interludes, or for the final number with the congregation, as the dynamics for these passages will be determined by your acoustics, amplification, choir/congregation size, etc.

For the “Silent Night” choir/congregation finale, the congregation sings the standard hymn version (1985 LDS Hymns #204). The choir and organ use the score included.


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List of Songs Included in the Program

The titles included in the cantata are listed below. Linked titles are available separately. If a title is not linked, it is only available by downloading the complete program. A few titles have audio demos available–they are marked with a “*”. The performers’ interpretations may differ from the printed score.

Silent Night (Interlude 1)
Peace, Peace, Peace*
Silent Night (Interlude 2)
As Shepherds Kept Their Lonely Vigil*
Silent Night (Interlude 3)
Jesus, Lord, at Thy Birth*
Silent Night (Choir and Congregation)

Note: Where both solo and choir scores exist, both are included.  Use one or the other, as you choose.


  1. Annie davis

    I eould like this cantata for my church. How do i get it

  2. John Paul Ssenkubuge

    Thanks dear

  3. Merly Viernes

    Thank You and God bless.

  4. Gary Decker

    I have been a fan of yours for some time now. Can’t believe I am just now getting the chance to have a choir perform your Christmas cantata in its entirety. I am so excited. Thank you for all the beautiful music you produce! All I need tell my bishop is that it is a Sally Deford piece, and it is immediately approved. 🙂

  5. Bettie French

    This looks great for my VERY small choir
    How can I acquire the script and music



  7. Ruby Rose Omaya

    Good day maam,
    I would like to have your choir piece for our Christmas cantata this coming christmas celebration this December.
    I really appreciate your kindness maam

  8. Jeanie Pierson

    You have hit the mark again. Silent Night cantata has been a tradition for our ward choir for many years, as well as Jesus, Once of Humble Birth at Easter time.
    Hearts are touched and testimonies are strengthened. A few years ago, after our Easter presentation, I received a text from a woman whose husband has served several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. His PTSD was off the charts. He sang with us and later told his wife that he felt the spirit for the first time in 10 years.
    Such is the power of your inspired music. It cuts through the fog of doubt and confusion, testifying of Christ.

  9. Gloriewil

    Thank you so much

  10. Alpha B. Tabay

    This is Alpha B. Tabay. Can I have a copy of this cantata piece? I will use this in December during the worship service. My email is alphajesith@gmail.com

    Sheet music and list of songs included in the program

    Thank you so much!

    Alpha B. Tabay

    • Sally DeFord

      Of course! Just click the PDF link in the “Sheet Music Downloads” tab above.

  11. Esther

    Thank you very much!

  12. Eva O. De Domingo

    Thank you so much for sharing this. We will try this cantata in our mission church this coming December,2021. God bless you.

  13. Victoria

    We presented this Cantata for our Christmas program 2018 in the Hawaii Kai ward in the Honolulu Stake. We also shared this at our local retirement center. Sally, thanks so much for making your music available to us. You light the world.

  14. Julie Sibucao

    Thank you for your generosity! God bless you!

  15. Jangthailung Panmei

    Is there any way I can get Accompany Music Tracks for this (Silent Night)…? It will be very helpful if I can.

  16. Judy Linton

    The sheet music for the finale says: Choir, Congregation, Piano, Flute and Organ. (We will be having a violin instead of flute.) The directions above say that the Choir and Organ use the score provided here. Am I missing something? Are we to have either the piano or organ play from the hymnal?

  17. Shahna Peal

    Where do I find the narration for the Silent Night Christmas Cantata?

    • Judy Linton

      The narration is printed with the score that the piano plays for the interlude.

  18. Neil Patrick

    Thank you for this, Ms. Sally DeFord. God bless you!

  19. hussien

    Thanks Mrs. Sally for sharing your cantata. We’ll sing it here in Bangkok on December 6, 2015.

  20. Carole

    This is my first time as ward choir director and we are doing this cantata for Christmas. I added Immanuel because I love that one so much too. We just performed My Grateful Spirit Sings for November and it went very well. We all love your music. It is easy to learn and yet brings the spirit so quickly. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents!

  21. Fara

    Bonjour! J’ai utilisé ce programme dans une pièce théatrale. Que de bons souvenirs et de belles chanson. Nous avons tous ressentie l’esprit de noel

  22. Niry

    Hi Sally!!
    thanks for the christmas cantata!! this sheet music will help our young women and young men for the christmas program here in Madagascar, thanks for sharing!!!

  23. BeckyB

    My choir is singing this and they love it. Thank you so much! Do you have an idea of the total running time of this program from beginning to end?

  24. Kimberly

    What is the approximate running time of this cantata? 25 minutes?
    Thank you for ALL your beautiful and inspired music!

    • Kimberly

      OOPS! Sorry – just saw the running time of 25-30 minutes

  25. Sheryl Martinez

    Hello Miss Sally,

    Thank you so much for these…been looking for free Christmas music scores for our Christmas Cantata.
    This is such a BIG HELP!

    God bless you more!

    – Sheryl

  26. Mike

    Thank you for all the work you do in publishing these scores. It makes my life easier when I can go home and print the sheets we are practicing from. This Cantata is great for our Christmas performance.

  27. Elder William Simon

    This is an ideal cantata for a small branch choir and the arrangements are simple but beautiful and easily mastered. We began our rehearsal yesterday (Nov 3) and it was a treat to have a somewhat unfamiliar hymn included (As Shepherds Kept Their Lonely Vigil)–it became a favorite in the first rehearsal.
    Thank-you for making this cantata available for our use!

  28. Erica

    I absolutely love this arrangement! I have been in three different wards and used this for each one as our Christmas program.


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