Carol Service 17 December 2023, 5pm

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 – 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 Sussex Carol – trad. English, arr. Philip Ledger

Fourth LESSON (Kingdom of peace)
CAROL Sans day Carol – trad. arr. Willcocks

Fifth LESSON (Annunciation)
HYMN O Little town
CAROL In the bleak midwinter – Darke

Sixth LESSON (Birth)
CAROL Long the night – Ukranian melody, arr. Roy Massey)

Seventh LESSON (Shepherds)
HYMN While shepherds watched their flocks
CAROL Ding dong, merrily on high – arr. Mack Wilberg

Eighth LESSON (Magi)
CAROL Three 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: Xe Variation – Fugato: from Variations sur un Noël, Op.20 – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Director of music: Adrian Richards
Assistant: Miles MacLachlan