Christmas Carol Service at the London Oratory
The Oratory’s Christmas Carol Service takes place on Friday 21 December 2012 at 7.30pm.
The service takes the usual format of readings and traditional congregational carols as well as carols sung by the Oratory’s choirs, the professional Senior Choir as well as the Junior Choir which is made up of children. Amongst the choir carols this year are The great God of heaven (traditional English), Omnis mundus jucundetur (Piae Cantiones) and Quem pastores (traditional German) with the ‘Angel Voices’ of the Junior Choir singing from the gallery. The Senior Choir will sing Here is the little door by Howells and Angelus by Sir Edward Elgar (who was married at the Oratory). During Benediction the two choirs will combine as usual to sing The Three Kings by Cornelius as described here.