Friday, December 11, 2015

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols - St. Paul's Cathedral - Sunday, December 20th 2015 @ 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, December 20th at 4:00 p.m. the Cathedral Choir will sing A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

As we come to the end of the Season of Advent, we gather for this annual traditional service, first devised in 1880 for Truro Cathedral in England, and later adapted for use at King’s College, Cambridge. Since 1918, the Festival format has continued to inspire and delight in Anglican cathedrals around the world.

The service always opens with the soprano soloist singing the first verse of  Once in Royal David’s City, and the choir will then lead five well-known Christmas hymns and sing seven seasonal anthems,
including John Casken’s striking new setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem In the Bleak Midwinter, as well as a joyful rendition of The Holly and the Ivy, arranged by Matthew Owens.

The Nine Lessons recount the story of the Messiah, from God’s promise to Abraham, to the birth of Jesus, revealing how the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

All are welcome and invited to this service, as we celebrate the Incarnation.

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