CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Monday, 21 December 2020 | Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

Thank you for joining us for this service of music, silence, and lessons in honour of the Birth of Christ. The order of service can be found here.

 

 

0:00 Bells

0:23 Introit: I Sing the Birth, Parry

 

3:17 The Bidding Prayer

 

4:02 Carol: Once in Royal David's City

 

9:11 Introduction

 

11:45 In dulci jubilo, Pearsall

 

15:32 Poem: He Will Come Like Last Leaf's Fall, Rowan Williams

 

16:28 Carol: It Came upon the Midnight Clear

 

20:06 Lesson: Isaiah 52. 7–10, read in Welsh

 

21:06 A Spotless Rose, Howells

 

24:49 Poem: [Untitled], Luci Shaw

 

25:38 Carol: The Holly and the Ivy

 

28:27 Lesson: Matthew 1. 18–25

 

29:45 Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem

 

33:33 Masters in this Hall, Caitlin Harrison (World Premiere)

 

37:21 Lesson: Luke 2. 8–19, read in Russian

 

38:38 See Amid the Winter's Snow, Willcocks

 

44:54 Poem: Ring out ye Crystall sphears, Milton

 

44:19 Sussex Carol, Willcocks

 

48:17 Carol: Joy to the World

 

50:04 Lesson: Matthew 2. 1–12

 

51:39 In the Bleak Midwinter, Darke

 

56:34 Lesson: Matthew 2. 13–18

 

57:45 Coventry Carol

 

1:00:40 Lesson: John 1. 1–18

 

1:02:53 Carol: O Come, All Ye Faithful

 

1:09:09 The Prayers

 

1:10:22 Sleep, Baby, Sleep, Elizabeth Stirling

 

1:13:07 The Blessing

 

1:13:33 Carol: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

 

1:16:47 The Dismissal

 

1:16:57 Voluntary: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729, J.S. Bach

 

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In this service:

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

Readers: Ted Thornton, Gwynfor Morgan, Christina de Bellagiue, Mark Sinfield, Elena Dickinson, Esmond Cordingley-Poole, Jennifer Opare-Kumi, Tim Ecott, Sir Rick Trainor

 

Exeter College Chapel Choir

Conductor: Christopher Holman

Organ: Miles Swinden

Soloists: Sophie McDonald (Once in Royal David's City); Caitlin Harrison, Ellen Luckins, Chris Scholtens (Pearsall); Matthew Cann (Howells); Léo Charlier, Belle Allan (Harrison); Helena Bayley, Chris Scholtens (Darke)