Music for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Our choirs had a blast singing Lessons & Carols this past Sunday evening! If you missed it, you can hear a few of the anthems and carols at our Christmas Eve services. At the 4 PM family service, the St. Michael’s Choristers (many in their Nativity Play costumes) will reprise “The Virgin Mary had a baby boy” from Lessons & Carols.

At the 6 PM Christmas Eve service, our Saints & Singers Choir will lead festive hymn singing (with descants!) and will offer a Namibian carol during the offertory.

At 10:30 PM, join the St. Michael’s Singers for a 30 minute hymn sing interspersed with a cappella choral carols you may have heard at Lessons & Carols. During the 11 PM Eucharist you’ll hear two lovely anthems from very different eras. Tomás Luis de Victoria’s “O magnum mysterium” is a Renaissance Christmas motet from 1572. Meanwhile, Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s modern, stunningly simple arrangement of “Away in a manger” was published in 2012.

If you come to our Christmas Day service at 10 AM, Brian Fairbanks will sing a Christmas solo during the prelude, and a few choir members will be present to sing another classic carol, “Unto us is born a son.” We look forward to celebrating the mystery and joy of Christmas with you this week!