Advent Carol Service recording

If you missed it, or would like to hear it again, here is a complete recording of Sunday's Advent Carol Service: From Darkness to Light. 

Advent Lessons and Carols with Procession 

8 December, 7:00 pm

Choir directed by Wesley Warren, with organist Mervyn Games

  1. Matin Responsory - Music by G.P. da Palestrina (c.1525-1594) and Hymn, Come, thou Redeemer of the earth; Descant: D. Willcocks
  2. Collect for Advent
  3. Antiphon O Sapientia (O Wisdom)
  4. Carol of the Advent - Besançon Noël, arr. M. Shaw
  5. Hymn 369: Bright the vision that delighted 
  6. Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-12
  7. Antiphon O Adonai (O Lord)
  8. Carol: A tender shoot - Otto Goldschmidt (1829-1907)
  9. Hymn 63: Hark! a herald voice is sounding 
  10. Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-8
  11. Antiphon: O Radix (O Root of Jesse)
  12. Carol: Adam lay ybounden - Boris Ord (1897-1961)
  13. Lesson: Zechariah 2:10-13 
  14. Antiphon: O Clavis David (O Key of David)
  15. Carol: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)
  16. Hymn 293: There’s a voice in the wilderness crying
  17. Gospel of the Salutation: St Luke 1:26-35, 38 
  18. Antiphon: O Rex gentium (O King of the nations)
  19. Motet: Ecce concipies - Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
  20. Hymn 396: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed 
  21. Gospel of the Advent: St Matthew 1:18-23 
  22. Antiphon: O Emmanuel (O God with us)
  23. Motet: O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)
  24. Carol: Ding dong! Merrily on high - French trad., arr. Charles Wood
  25. Offertory Hymn 60: Lo! he comes with clouds descending
  26. Vesper Responsory; The Lord’s Prayer; Collect for Christmas; Blessing
  27. Hymn 62: O come, O come, Emmanuel 
  28. Postlude: Fuga sopra il Magnificat (BWV 733) - J.S. Bach