‘Glorious Light’ is a multi-media package that tells the Christmas Story in an innovative way. It comprises of downloadable film clips and song tracks that help narrate the greatest story ever told.

The idea is so simple that every size of church could use it and adapt it for their purposes.

Synopsis

 

It's the early hours of Christmas morning; a young girl, unable to sleep with excitement, wakes up her Grandfather and together they go downstairs. A special relationship unfolds as through the narrative the little girl unwraps a special book that was in fact given to Grandfather many years ago. It comes with a special box which contains 'magical' things! The story of Jesus, ‘Light of the World’ is unpacked as the little girl is taken on a narrative journey exploring various sources of light within The Bible, which leads her to a place of understanding as to why the birth of Jesus is just about the best gift she could have.

 

Feedback

 

We'd love to hear from stories from you about how you used Glorious Light in your context. Please contact us and tell us what worked!

  • Purchase

    Glorious Light is a set of 9 Video Narrations which we are selling through Vimeo on demand.

    The cost of the videos is £49.99. This price includes the license to use Glorious Light resources in a way that works for your context. In addition to the videos, we have made available all of our band tracks, backing tracks and click tracks. We have made these available for free - we hope you find this resource useful.

    In order to purchase the videos please click the button at the top of the trailer and you be asked to submit payment information through PayPal.

  • How does it work?

    Glorious Light is a series of videos you can purchase with Vimeo OnDemand (see the trailer above).

    There are various ways you could use Glorious Light in your own context. To get the most out of Glorious Light we suggest using the videos as your narration for the evening. Then following each scene we suggest singing a song. These could be carols or other Christmas songs or you may want to do some of the songs we used when we first performed Glorious Light (you can download our backing, click and shout tracks for these in the Downloads section):

     

    Joy To The World by Hillsong

    Countless Wonders by Chris Tomlin

    Everything In Colour by Ben Cantelon

    Follow The Light by Worship Together

    O Come O Come Emmanuel

    There Is A Light by delirious?

    O Come All Ye Faithful by Matthew West

    When Hope Came Down by Kari Jobe

    How Many Kings? by Downhere

    Go Tell It On The Mountain by Need To Breathe

    A Sky Full Of Stars by Coldplay (with some lyric changes)

     

    In addition to placing songs between each narration, you may also want to incorporate other readings, drama, a short message and other elements into your production.

  • Downloads

    Opening Song - before Scene 1 (as an opening to Glorious Light)

    Joy To The World by Hillsong

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

    Purchase the sheet music

     

    Song 2 - following Scene 1

    Countless Wonders by Chris Tomlin

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

    Purchase the sheet music

     

    Song 3 - following Scene 2

    Everything In Colour by Ben Cantelon

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

    Purchase the sheet music

     

    Song 4 - following Scene 3

    Follow The Light by Worship Together

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

    Purchase the sheet music

     

    Song 5 - following Scene 4

    O Come O Come Emmanuel

    This was our own arrangement of the traditional carol

    Download our backing and click tracks

     

    Song 6 - following Scene 5

    There Is A Light by delirious?

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our backing and click tracks

     

    Song 7 - following Song 6

    O Come All Ye Faithful by Matthew West

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

     

    Song 8 - Following Scene 6

    When Hope Came Down by Kari Jobe

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

    Purchase the sheet music

     

    Song 9 - Following Scene 7

    How Many Kings? by Downhere

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

    Purchase the sheet music

     

    Song 10 - Following Scene 8

    Go Tell It On The Mountain by Need To Breathe

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

     

    Song 11 - Following Scene 9

    A Sky Full Of Stars by Coldplay (with some lyric changes)

    Click here to listen to the song

    Download our band and click tracks

    Purchase the sheet music

     

    Please feel free to use any of these resources to help you in staging Glorious Light. Many other songs would work in the flow of the piece, so be creative - there's no need to follow our suggestions if other songs work for you.

  • Technical Notes

    Glorious Light can be staged with minimal equipment. Ideally you need a computer running into a projector (to view the narrations) and if you choose to use the band and click tracks some form of playing multi-track audio and sending click back to the band without the audience hearing it.

    We used a program called Q-lab for our audio and video needs. We highly recommend you using this for your presentation. It's a very powerful piece of software that allows you to send audio and video to any connection your computer may have. We paired our computer with an external soundcard with 4 outputs so we could send the band tracks to the sound-desk as a stereo feed and then the click to the band as a mono signal.

    If you need any help getting this all set-up then feel free to contact us

  • Credits and License

    Glorious Light is published by Alive Media

    Creative Direction: Howard Williams

    Filmed and Edited by: Howard Williams and Ben Hoare

    Script written by: Anna Fane

    Girl: Harriet Hollamby

    Grandfather: Roy Ealden

    Band Tracks: Isaac Marshall and Howard Williams

    License

    By purchasing Glorious Light you are purchasing the license to use it as part of a 'live' presentation. The license does not allow you to re-sell the videos in any form. You are also not allowed to loan, share, make copies of or distribute the files in any way. Unfortunately the license does not allow you to film 'Glorious Light' and make it available to purchase or share it on your social media / websites.

    Other than that, you are free to use these resources in whatever way you wish.

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