This celebration of the Season of Advent in readings and music takes the form of Evening Prayer in the ancient tradition, starting with the lucernarium (service of light), incense psalm and evening thanksgiving.
The music includes hymns and carols for everyone to sing, both old favourites and new ones to familiar tunes. The music for the choir includes several new compositions and arrangements:
Alleluia! A new work is come on hand by the young English composer Ghirlaine Reece-Trapp, which was a finalist in last year's BBC Radio 3 Carol of the Year Composition Competition,
Rorate caeli by Francisco Guerrero, a Renaissance classic,
People look east to see at last - a new arrangement by Geoffrey Cox using fresh words by Martin Leckebusch,
Es ist ein’ Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius, sung in German,
Alma redemptoris - chant,
Magnificat by Joseph Gelineau, to be sung by choir and congregation in alternation.
The readings, which reflect the season of Advent, include two poems:
Advent Calendar by Rowan Williams,
Annunciation by John Donne.
There will be supper afterwards, and all are very welcome.