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Sun, 22 Dec


All Saints Parish Church

A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

A traditional carol service in Northallerton

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A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Time & Location

22 Dec 2019, 18:00

All Saints Parish Church, All Saints Parish Church/High St, Northallerton DL7 8DJ, UK


About the Event

Come and enjoy this traditional carol service at All Saints, Northallerton. The service starts at 6pm on Sunday 22nd December 2019 however come along early and hear festive organ voluntaries from 5:30pm. This is a free event - no tickets required!

This service of Carols and Readings tells the great story from Adam & Eve to Mary, Joseph and Jesus, the Shepherds and the Wise Men. It has been made famous by the radio broadcasts from King’s College Cambridge since 1928, but it was first devised by E.W. Benson, later Archbishop of Canterbury, for use in the wooden shed, which served as his Cathedral in Truro, on Christmas Eve 1880. 

The service features carols sung by the Choir and also well known carols for the congregation to enjoy.

Congregational Carols:

Once in royal David's city (Descant: Ledger)

O little town of Bethlehem (Descant: Armstrong)

While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Descant: Willcocks)

We three kings of Orient are (arr. Leddington-Wright)

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant! (Descant: Willcocks)

Hark! the herald angels sing (Descant: Cleobury)

Choir Carols:

 All Bells in Paradise (Rutter)

 Adam lay ybounden (Ord) 

 People, look east (Steel)

 I saw three ships (Lloyd)

 Ding dong merrily on high (Willberg)

 Christmas Proclamation (Tavener) 

 Cantique de Noël (arr West) 

 The Three Kings (Cornelius)

 Still, Still, Still (Ledger) 

Organ Music:

In dulci jubilo (Marcel Dupré)

The Holy Boy (John Ireland)

Noël Suisse (Louis-Claude Daquin)

Variations on Away in a manger (Arr Mark Blatchly)

In dulci jubilo BWV 729 (JS Bach)

Toccata on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’ (Garth Edmundson)

Choir directed by Tom Honeyman

Organist: Drew Cantrill-Fenwick

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