Town Carol Service 2018

Town Carol Service

23 December 2018 6:30pm

HYMN Once in royal VV 1 & 2 solo/choir

Welcome and Bidding prayer

CAROL  Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – John Gardner

First LESSON
CAROL  O magnum mysterium – Morten Lauridsen 

Second LESSON
HYMN God rest you, merry gentlemen
CAROL  Adam lay y bounden – Boris Ord

Third LESSON
HYMN It came upon a midnight clear
CAROL  Remember, O thou man – Arthur Oldham 

Fourth LESSON (Kingdom of peace)
CAROL  Lux aurumque – Eric Whitacre 

Fifth LESSON
HYMN O Little town
CAROL  Angel Gabriel – Basque carol arr. Archer   

Sixth LESSON
CAROL  A Child is born in Bethlehem – Samuel Scheidt/arr. Willcocks 

Seventh LESSON
HYMN While Shepherds (tune: Ilkley Moor Baht’ at)
CAROL  The shepherd’s farewell from L’enfance du Christ, Op. 25 – Hector Berlioz

Eighth LESSON
CAROL  I wonder as I wander – Appalachian carol, coll. Niles, arr. Rutter

Ninth LESSON

HYMN O Come all ye faithful 

Prayers and Blessing

HYMN Hark the herald 

(Organist Simon Kirk)