By Sola Ojewusi
Every December, anticipation fills the air as the World Famous Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) hosts its enchanting Carol Night, a magical evening that brings together the allure of Christmas melodies, a fusion of modern lighting, and ancient oratorical renditions.
This year was not different as the church again staged a spectacular night of alluring carols that not only deified the Lord but was a true blessing to the crowd of attendees who really had a wonderful night.
Musical Bliss: A Harmonious Blend of Tradition and Innovation
The atmosphere on December 22 was electric with the church regaling the large audience with a perfect blend of modern lighting and ancient oratorical renditions, setting the stage for a night filled with the good old Christmas melodies. The performers, ranging from soulful solos to harmonious duets, presented a captivating repertoire that included classics like “Little Drummer Boy,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and a unique composition by the late founder, TB Joshua, capturing the essence of Christmas.
Other timeless carols such as “O Noche Divina,” “All is Well,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “Oh Tidings of Comfort and Joy” echoed through the sacred halls, creating an atmosphere of joy and reflection.
Visual Symphony: Pyrotechnics, Lighting, and Ambience
The Carol stage for the night was adorned with pyrotechnics in perfect harmony with the beautiful lighting ambience, creating a visual symphony that complemented the soul-stirring melodies. The performers, with their evocative renditions, transported the audience to a world where the sacred and the contemporary coexisted in blissful harmony.
Youthful Brilliance: Essence of Giving in Vibrant Performances
The SCOAN youth drama group took center stage, presenting a vibrant performance titled “The Essence of Giving” against a backdrop of a typical African village setting. The climax of the performance featured a moving playback of one of TB Joshua’s sermons on giving, breathing life into his teachings and leaving a lasting impact on the audience.
Dazzling Choreography: SCOAN Youths Steal the Spotlight
An exciting segment unfolded with a breathtaking choreography by the SCOAN youths, captivating the entire audience. Their performance, filled with energy and precision, left the house cheering and applauding, showcasing the incredible talent within the SCOAN community.
Leadership Continuity: Prophetess Evelyn Joshua Holds the Fort
As the night unfolded, it became evident that the legacy of SCOAN was in capable hands. Prophetess Evelyn Joshua, the leader of the church, was praised for her steadfast leadership, ensuring that the tradition of the Carol Night continued to thrive.
In conclusion, The Lagosian Magazine expresses its delight at the resounding success of the 2023 Carol Night at the World Famous Synagogue Church of All Nations. The seamless integration of tradition and modernity, the soul-stirring performances, and the leadership of Prophetess Evelyn Joshua collectively made this event an unforgettable celebration of the Christmas spirit.