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Advent Carols

advent st brides.jpgThis year's Advent Carol service at St Bride's will follow the usual custom of beginning at the West end of the church and progressing to the altar steps for the closing part of the service.

Musical items are a mixture of the familiar and the contemporary - traditional pieces include Herbert Howells's iconic anthem A spotless rose, as well an an excerpt from part 1 of Handel's Messiah and two arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, who died earlier this year.

Modern repertoire begins with A Hymn to the Virgin by Steven Griffin, written for the Kings Singers and a prize-winning entry in a Classic FM competition. The final group of unaccompanied pieces includes works by Adrian Peacock and Matthew Martin which have been performed at St. Bride's on previous occasions, but also Francis Pott's setting of the quintessential Advent text There is no rose.

The service takes place at 6:30pm, following a said service of Evensong in the Crypt at 5:30pm.

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