Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
A special late night service sharing in the anticipation of the joy of Christmas and celebrating its message of good news.
By long-standing tradition, we begin our 11:30pm service of Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December, by singing the beautiful Austrian carol Silent Night. It sets the tone of the service perfectly: the stillness of the dark night, and the sense of expectation, as we prepare for the wonder and the mystery of the birth of Christ two thousand years ago.
St Bride’s Choir will sing Mozart’s glorious ‘Coronation’ Mass in C major, K317 as the communion setting, the finest sacred music Mozart wrote in Salzburg. The name ‘Coronation’ most likely came from its performance at the coronation festivities for Leopold II and Francis I and it is suitably regal and grand!
Music during the communion the choir will include familiar works by John Tavener and Michael Head, as well as Richard Dering’s Quem vidistis pastores.
The service is open to all and free to attend.
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