Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols
Tuesday 19 December, 7:30pm, Guild Chapel

We are currently preparing for our traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, which will take place this year on Tuesday 19 December at 7.30pm at the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Entry is free, although tickets will be issued due to the limited space in the Chapel.

Choir and congregation will be accompanied by organist Benedict Wilson. As in previous years, congregational carols, including familiar items such as ‘O come, O come Emmanuel’, ‘O little town of Bethlehem’, ‘O come, all ye faithful’, will be interspersed with readings and with works sung by the choir alone. Last year’s Nine Lessons Service included the first performance of Stephen Dodsworth’s Resonet in laudibus. This will be repeated this year, alongside compositions by Howard Skempton, Cecilia McDowall and Alan Bullard. By including Victoria’s ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ we recollect the Autumn Concert’s four settings of a responsorial chant inextricably associated with Christmas. Following the service wine and mince pies will be served in the Guild Hall, adjacent to the Guild Chapel.

We hope you will join us for this festive conclusion to this term’s activities.

Please email tickets@chamberchoir.org.uk for tickets, or telephone Elizabeth on 01789 840329.