A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols



Saturday, December 19th at 7:30 pm

Please join the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Choristers for our traditional service of Lessons and Carols. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service celebrating the birth of Jesus, which is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of carols, anthems, and hymns. The service was originally designed by the Reverend Eric Milner-White, and has become known worldwide through the broadcasts from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.

Once in Royal David’s City – arranged David Willcocks
Advent Calendar – Peter Hallock
An Advent Procession (Veni Redemptor Gentium)  – Donald Pearson
A Tender Shoot – Otto Goldschmidt
Unto us is born a Son – arranged David Willcocks (Cathedral Choir & Choristers)
Ave Maria – Sergei Rachmaninov
What sweeter music – John Leavitt (Cathedral Choristers)
Gloria in Excelsis – George Malcolm
Dormi Jesu – John Rutter
O magnum Mysterium – William Byrd
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing – descant by David Willcocks

The Trinity Cathedral Choir
Canon David Link, Director of Music/organist & choirmaster

The Cathedral Choristers, Kamilyn Davis, Director, with special guests”Cappella” of the Sacramento Children’s Chorus, Lynn Stevens, Artstic Director.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is located at 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street, in mid-town Sacramento. Free parking is available in the Sutter Community Garage at 27th & N Streets (enter from 27th Street), and the Cathedral is served by Regional Transit bus lines #30 and 62.

Download the full 2015 program here:

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2015

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