Sunday, 29 November 2020 | Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

Thank you for joining us for this service of music, silence, and lessons welcoming the season of Advent and a new liturgical year. The order of service can be found here.


0:00  Voluntary: Rorate caeli  Jeanne Demessieux

2:04  Rorate caeli 'The Advent Prose'

8:02  Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  arr. Willcocks

12:45  The Bidding Prayer

14:11  Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229  Johann Sebastian Bach

23:25  Lesson: Psalm 19, read in Old English

26:35  Hymn: Creator of the Stars of Night  Plainchant

30:41  Lamentations 3, read in Slovenian

31:57  Hymn: Ave maris stella  Guillaume DuFay

37:26  Lesson: Isaiah 11

38:50  The Lamb  John Tavener

42:55  Lesson: Haggai 2. 6–9, read in Biblical Hebrew

43:43  Hymn: Of the Father's Love Begotten  arr. Willcocks

48:39  Lesson: Isaiah 40

50:30  And I Saw a New Heaven  Edgar Bainton

56:17  Lesson: Mark 1. 1–9

57:26  Hymn: On Jordan's Bank  descant by John Scott

1:01:00  Lesson: Luke 1.26–45, read in Koine Greek

1:03:55  Ave Maria  Robert Nathaniel Dett

1:08:39  Lesson: Revelation 22

1:10:19  Hymn: Wake, o wake! with Tidings Thrilling  arr. J.S. Bach

1:16:21  The Prayers

1:18:00  Hymn: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending  descant by Christopher Holman

1:23:40  The Blessing

1:24:11  Hymn to the Virgin  Benjamin Britten

1:27:55  The Silence

1:28:35  Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in c, BWV 549  J.S. Bach



In this service:


The Rev'd Andrew Allen, assisted by The Rev'd Canon Dr Margaret Whipp


Dr Francis Leneghan, Marco Bodnar, Grace Burney, Laurence McKellar, Prof Marguerite Dupree, Prof Karin Sigloch


Exeter College Chapel Choir
Christopher Holman, Conductor
Miles Swinden and Christopher Holman, Organ



The Advent Prose: Chris Scholtens, Adam Rebick, Ashlynn Chan, Leo Charlier, Belle Allan

Dett Ave Maria: Leo Charlier