Music from Christmas Eve
Click on the links below to hear music from our Christmas Eve Services.
7:30 – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Christofer Ackerman, trumpet
10:00 – Pre-service Music
Erin Althoff and Kevin Rogers, violins
Doug Merritt, viola; Patrick O’Neil, cello;
Stephen Jones, bass
Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
from Concerto Grossi in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8
10:30 – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
arr. Willcocks: Sussex Carol
Lisa Jennings, soprano
Hymn 92, On this day earth shall ring (Personent hodie)
Includes the reading of the Christmas story from Luke’s gospel; we sang this hymn at the Gospel Procession and then repeated the first stanza at the conclusion of the lesson.
Yon: Gesu bambino
Karen Kerswell, alto
Handel: ‘For unto us a child is born’ from Messiah
This was sung as the Offertory Anthem, and includes the Presentation Hymn, ‘O come, all ye faithful’ (conveniently in the same key) respendent in all its Willcocks-tastic solemnity.
Hymn 111, Silent night, holy night (Stille Nacht)
Lisa Jennings, descant