On December 24, 1982, after seven years of infertility, I gave birth to Mike and my first child, Rachael. The next day, Mike wrote a beautiful poem, “Once Upon a Silent Night,” in honor of our long-awaited child.

Fast-forward several decades, Mike and I put together a reading/harp duet of his poem. Our church asked us to perform this duet during a Christmas “Carols by Candlelight” service. It became part of our holiday tradition and –  whenever we were invited – part of our church’s “Carols by Candlelight” service.

During the first year of the COVID pandemic, our church live-streamed “Carols by Candlelight” with people sending in video-taped performances.

Mike and I arranged to have our duet recorded at a local church.

Please consider this our virtual Christmas card to you.

“Once Upon a Silent Night” by Mike Parker. Carol of the Bells adapted for the harp by Paula K. Parker.
Produced by Crimson Rose Productions
Crimson Rose Sugg Director
Colt Sugg Director of Photography


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