90: Coffee with Greg Keeler


GregKeeler9Greg Keeler works at WSKG in Binghamton New York, my home town. Greg loves singing and directing choirs. I actually met Greg when I was in high school and he was my choir director at West Presbyterian Church!  Greg blessed me with his love of music and love of directing.  We haven’t connected for over 25 years so you will hear some friendly catching up throughout this podcast.RSS Pointer

GregKeeler8Greg explains how he approaches life as a choir director because he loves “helping people get out of themselves and work together to do something exciting.”  You will hear his passion for this work throughout the episode.

StandwithMalala_Logo2Silent Night: Music by Franz Xaver Gruber, Words by Joseph Mohr

German:

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!
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Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Halleluja,
Tönt es laut von fern und nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da!
Christ, der Retter ist da!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb’ aus deinem göttlichen Mund
, Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund’.
Christ, in deiner Geburt!
Christ, in deiner Geburt!
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English:

Silent night, holy night
All is calm all is bright
‘Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heav’nly hosts sing Alleluia;
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birthLogo Retro

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