Carol Service December 2021

Carol Service 19 December 2021

HYMN Once in royal VV 1 & 2 solo/choir

Welcome and Bidding prayer

CAROL  Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – John Gardiner (1917-2011)

First LESSON (Creation)

CAROL  O magnum mysterium – Morton Lauridsen (b. 1943)

Second LESSON (The Fall)

HYMN God rest you, merry gentlemen

CAROL  Adam lay y bounden – Boris Ord (1897-1961)

Third LESSON (Prophecy of birth)

CAROL  Sans day Carol – Trad. arr. Willcocks   

Fourth LESSON (Kingdom of peace)

CAROL  Lux aurumque – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Fifth LESSON (Annunciation)

HYMN O Little town

CAROL  Sussex Carol – arr. Philip Ledger 

Sixth LESSON (Birth)

CAROL  A child is born in Bethlehem – Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

Seventh LESSON (Shepherds)

HYMN Unto us is born a son

CAROL  Ding dong, merrily on high – arr. Mack Wilberg

Eighth LESSON (Magi)

CAROL  The Kings – Chorale melody Philipp Nicolai, solo melody and text Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)

Ninth LESSON (Gospel according to John)

HYMN O Come all ye faithful

Prayers and Blessing

HYMN Hark the herald

Organ Voluntary: Paean on Divinum mysterium – John Cook (1918-1984)

Director of music Adrian Richards
Assistant Miles MacLachlan