Although Christmastide doesn’t officially begin until the evening of December 24, the celebration of Christmas blends into Advent throughout December as follows:
December 10 and 12
Handel’s Messiah is performed by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys alongside New York Baroque Incorporated, soprano Sherazade Panthaki, mezzo-soprano Roger Isaacs, tenor Rufus Müller and bass Jonathan Woody on December 10 and December 12 at 7:30pm. These are ticketed concerts.
5:30pm The Blessing of the Crèche and Christmas Pageant
A service for children and their families
- 12:10pm A Service of Lessons and Carols
- 5:30pm Choral Evensong with the Gentlemen of the Choir
5:30 pm Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” (A ticketed concert)
4:00pm A Service of Lessons and Carols
December 22 (The Fourth Sunday of Advent)
- 11am Choral Eucharist sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir
- 4pm A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Please join us for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve at 4pm, and for the Solemn Eucharist of the Nativity on Christmas Eve at 11pm (Midnight Mass) or Christmas Day at 11am.
Please be aware that the church will likely be full to capacity for both services on Christmas Eve. All three services are sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys. And all three services, as well as all the choral services throughout the season, will be webcast live, and available on demand for many weeks following. So whether you are with us in person, or via webcast, you are most welcome to take part.
O come, let us adore him.