For centuries, believers have celebrated the season of Advent (or "coming") in anticipation of the celebration of Christ's arrival. Hope Arriving offers a unique and refreshing means to easily yet powerfully usher in this special season. Five anthems (one for each Sunday of Advent plus one for Christmas) are included, centering around the five candles/themes of Advent and Christmas. Each song can be performed separately during Advent and Christmas or together as a special, 25-minute Advent worship experience. David Hamilton brings his signature of stunning arranging/orchestrations in a perfect blend from chamber to fuller instrumentations. Christy Semsen's optional narrative offers the opportunity to have church laypeople and/or families to read prior to each song. An optional devotional booklet is available separately for choir members or the entire church to enrich the experience. Songs include the breathtaking "Be Born In Me" (as recorded by Francesca Battistelli) along with favorite carols and two brand new songs penned by David Hamilton ("Glory to God" and "Tiny Little Town"). Create an unforgettable Advent experience for your church and community with Hope Arriving.