Holy Eucharist with Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 10:15am
Emmanuel Choir with String Quartet

This annual service follows a traditional King’s College, Cambridge, sequence of nine lessons telling the Advent/Christmas story. These are interspersed with congregational hymns and choral works which reflect and meditate upon them. This year’s repertory includes works of Ravenscroft, Shepherd, and Hoyle, along with traditional carols from France and Wales. The Offertory anthem will be “Love came down at Christmas” by Zachary Wadsworth, here given its world premier. It is scored for Choir, Organ and String Quartet. The Quartet, assembled by Joni Hanze, will once again offer the Prelude, Communion Music, and Postlude, along with enhancements to the hymns.