Friday 25 December 10am Christmas Day – CHOIR and ORCHESTRA

 Christmas Mass of the day

Christmas Day Angels

A multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying “Glory to God in the Highest” Luke 2:13-14

  • Introit: (Gregorian) Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis, cujus imperium super humerum ejus et vocabitur nomen ejus, magni consilii Angelus. A child is born to us, and a Son is given to us: Whose government is upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called, the Angel of Great Counsel. 
  • Mass setting: Schubert, Mass in G
  • Motet:  Tollite Hostias & Laudate Coeli (Saint-Saëns)
  • Gospel Acclamation: Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)
  • Hymns and Carols: Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Away in a manger, O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Organ Prelude: Jesu, my joy – Friedrich Zachau (1663-1712)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude on ‘Adeste Fidelis’ – Peter Dickinson (b. 1934)

Organist: Bransby Byrne