Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

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



0:00 Bells

0:22 In dulci jubilo, Pearsall

4:09 The Bidding Prayer


6:41 Carol: Of the Father's Heart Begotten


11:00 Lesson: Isaiah 11


12:26 A Spotless Rose, Howells


16:03 Lesson: Micah 1. 2–5a


16:47 Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem


20:34 Poem: I Sing of a Maiden, 14th c. unknown author


21:06 Ave maris stella, DuFay


26:20 Lesson: Luke 2


27:24 See amid the Winter's Snow, Willcocks


33:39 Poem: Christmas Eve, Hardy


34:25 Carol: While Shepherds Watched their Flocks


37:15 Lesson: Luke 2


39:02 Masters in this Hall, Harrison


42:50 Lesson: Matthew 2


44:33 In the Bleak Midwinter, Darke


49:27 Lesson: John 1. 1–18


51:41 Carol: O Come, All Ye Faithful


57:57 The Prayers


59:15 Sleep, Baby, Sleep, Elizabeth Stirling


1:02:01 Christmas Blessing


1:02:26 Carol: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing


1:05:39 The Dismissal


1:05:51 Voluntary: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729, J.S. Bach




In this service:

Officiant: The Rev'd Andrew Allen


Exeter College Chapel Choir

Conductor: Christopher Holman

Organ: Miles Swinden

Soloists: Caitlin Harrison, Ellen Luckins, Chris Scholtens (Pearsall); Matthew Cann (Howells); Léo Charlier, Belle Allan (Harrison); Helena Bayley, Chris Scholtens (Darke)