St Bride's: News - Advent Carols

St Bride's: News

Advent Carols

FB event advent carols 2019b.jpgThis year's Advent Carol service on Sunday 1st December, at the new time of 5:30pm, 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 - this year we shall begin with begin with J.A.C. Redford's setting of Malcolm Guite's poem O Emmanuel, first heard in 2016 and end with Cecilia McDowall's O Oriens, which also ended last year's service.

Other music includes two iconic pieces from the 16th century - William Byrd's Vigilate and the setting of the Ave Maria by Robert Parsons, and familiar Advent pieces by Britten and Howells.

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