Christmas is Coming!

Music and Readings for Advent and Christmas

Sunday, 6 December 2016

Cathedral Choir & Notability The Truth From Above (Vaughan Williams)
All O come, O come Emmanuel
Notability Ave Maria (Vytautas Miškinis)
Candlelight Carol (John Rutter)
All The angel Gabriel
Cathedral Choir A maiden most gentle (Andrew Carter)
Anthony Hunt (Organ) Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (J.S. Bach, BWV 700)
Cathedral Choir & Notability Bogoroditse Devo (Rachmaninov)
All Once in royal David’s city
Notability Ding Dong! Merrily on high (G R Woodward, Christopher Cotton)
Mary’s Boy Child (Jester Hairston)
Cathedral Choir Videntes Stellam (Francis Poulenc)
Angels we have heard on high (Eric Pazdziora)
All O come, all ye faithful
Cathedral Choir & Notability O Magnum Mysterium (Morten Lauridsen)
All God rest ye merry, gentlemen
All Lo he comes with clouds descending
Anthony Hunt Fanfare on Antioch (Gerre Hancock)

An end at last to the building work in Cathedral House meant that we had the space to put on our Advent and Christmas service-cum-concert again this year, in support of, and with the help of, our two charities Caritas Diocese of Salford and Salford Loaves and Fishes. Bishop John presided, with words of welcome and a final blessing, and the Bishop of Manchester Rt Rev David Walker gave an address. Musically speaking, there was a good mix of Advent and Christmas-themed music, but the beginning and end of the celebration made it clear, I hope, that Christmas had yet to arrive.

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