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That's The Good News!

A Christmas Musical

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That's The Good News!

A Christmas Musical

Created by David T. Clydesdale & Steve Moore
Arranged & Orchestrated by David T. Clydesdale

David T. Clydesdale and Steve Moore have written a Christmas musical that is certain to tug at your heart. That's the Good News! takes a sentimental, honest look at how Christ can bring hope and peace to a hurting world.

That's the Good News! tells the story of Will, a radio news announcer in the small town of Pinckney, Nebraska as he faces his first Christmas without his wife of 40 years. Because of her death, Will looks at the world in a different light, especially the news he reads everyday of murder and theft and struggles with bad things happening to good and innocent people. Through a series of events and interaction with key people in his life, Will finds true peace on earth.

This drama can be easily staged and additional biblical characters can enter throughout the production to create a live nativity scene.

SKU# 080689708176GP

Quick Overview

Choral Book

Product Features


Word Choral Club - Christmas 2000


Difficulty: Moderately Advanced


Voicing: SATB


Length: 50 min.


Release Date: May 03, 2000

Ordering Information

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Song Titles

Song Titles

Good News! David T. Clydesdale
That's the Good News! David T. Clydesdale
My Whole World Clydesdale, Amerson, Alexander
News Music David T. Clydesdale
Away in a Manger unknown, James R. Murray
Great Is Our Joy! David T. Clydesdale
Celebration Medley
with Joy to the World!
and Angels from the Realms of Glory
and O Come, All Ye Faithful
Isaac Watts, George Frederick Handel
James Montgomery, Henry T. Smart
Latin hymn, John Francis Wade
For God So Loved the World John Chisum, Nancy Gordon
We All Need Jesus David T. Clydesdale, Steve Wilkinson
Underscore 5 David T. Clydesdale
Holy Ground
with Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
Geron Davis
unknown, William J. Kirkpatrick
Holy Ground Geron Davis
That's the Good News! David T. Clydesdale
At a Glance
* A modern day story with only five characters and easily staged drama
* Features a new arrangement of an all-time favorite, "Holy Ground"
* Feature a men's quartet or substitute with the included solo/choir version
* Production notes and stage diagrams included in choral book
* Opportunity to create a "live" nativity scene
* A VHS video (split trax and stereo trax) is available to accompany the evangelistic song, "We All Need Jesus"
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Review by Jaden Fenn


My church is doing this play and I'm playing the roll of Annie the little girl and my papa is playing her grandpa Will. It is lot's of fun!

(Posted on 12/20/14)

great message

Review by Lamati


This was one of the most meaningful Christmas musicals I have ever seen. The message of Christ being the Prince of Peace was very well communicated through the contrast between Will and his friend who urged him to find peace in God in the midst of awful circumstances. My niece acted as Annie. When I was telling my non-believing lunchmates about it today, one of them said, "Of course being a Christmas play, everything works out happily ever after." I said, "No, it was about finding peace in Jesus in the middle of bad circumstances." Beautifully portrayed message.

(Posted on 12/8/14)

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