The First Noel

Music Video

The following is a performance of the song “The First Noel”, recorded live at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. The group of musicians includes members of Dioceses located throughout Michigan and Minnesota: David Kruse (Diocese of Winona, Minnesota) provides vocals and acoustic guitar, Matthew Wagner (Diocese of Winona, Minnesota) on vocals, Ben Rivard (Diocese of Marquette, Michigan) on vocals and banjo, Fr. Ryan Ford (Diocese of Marquette, Michigan) on trumpet, Josh Burcroff (Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan) on mandolin, Derik Peterman (Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan) on violin, James Bird (Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan) on trumpet, Dcn. Stephen Blaxton (Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan) on djembe, and Fr. Tony Smela (Diocese of Lansing, Michigan) on bass guitar. The moment was captured in part by camera operator John-Henry Keenan, himself of member of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan.