A Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
12:10 PM
A Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols

Due to dangerous ice falling from buildings nearby, the NYPD has closed access to the streets outside the School for safety. Unfortunately, the Boys of the Choir were unable to make their way to St. Thomas Church for this service. In light of the unexpected circumstances, the Men of the Choir sang the carols for this service.

The Boys of the Choir will return on Saturday at 4pm to sing the next Carol Service.

OfficiantFr. Spencer
Sung byThe Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
Noël LouisLouis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)
PastoraleCésar Franck (1822-1890)
105 – God rest you merry, gentlemen – GOD REST YOU MERRYAnonymous/London carol, eighteenth century
The snow lay on the groundJulian James Wachner (b. 1969)
LessonGenesis 3:8-15
This is the truth sent from aboveChristopher Robinson (b. 1955)
98 – Unto us a boy is born – PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
Lesson 2Isaiah 11:1-3a, 4a, 6-9
There is no rose of such virtueBenjamin Britten (1913-1976)
265 – The angel Gabriel from heaven came – GABRIEL’S MESSAGE
Lesson 3Luke 1:26-35, 38
CarolKing Jesus hath a garden, Dutch Melody arranged by John Scott (1956-2015)
Lesson 4Luke 2:1, 3-20
112 – In the bleak midwinter – CRANHAM
Lesson 5John 1:1-14
CarolDing, Dong! merrily on high, by Stephen Hough (b. 1961)
ResponsoryChristus vincit, by Martin Baker (b. 1967)
Toccata-Prelude on ‘Vom Himmel hoch’Garth Edmundson (c. 1895-1971)