Christmas Eve Services
Christmas Eve Services Tuesday, December 24 at 5:00PM & 10:00PM With a Special Festive Musical Prelude at 9:40PM
Special Music on Christmas Eve
At the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service on December 24, St. Mary’s soloists Rosemary Halloran and Lynn Edwards, will sing Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon, and the traditional Coventry Carol. The congregation will join in singing many familiar Christmas carols, accompanied by guest trumpeter Greg Smith.
The 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service will begin with a musical prelude at 9:40 p.m. The Adult Choir will sing Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, arranged for mixed choir by Julius Harrison. The year 2013 marks the 100thAnniversary of the composer’s birth. This well-known work begins and ends with the plainsong chant Hodie Christus natus est (Today Christ is born) and includes settings of 14th and 15th century English poems about the birth of Christ. The choir will be accompanied by Martha Moor, harpist. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ at these festive services on Christmas Eve!