A friend of mine asked me to sing with his choir for their Festival Service of Lessons and Carols at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Durham. It was great fun, and it was a wonderful group to work with.
Here is the line-up:
MUSIC BEFORE THE SERVICE
Pachelbel: Chorale-Prelude on Vom Himmel hoch (Trio)
Lebegue: Noël varié pour organ: "Puer nobis nascitur"
Daquin: Noël Suisse, Grand Jeu et Duo
Adam: O Holy Night, R. Benjamin Hutchens, II, baritone
Reger: The Virgin's Slumber Song, R. Benjamin Hutchens, II, baritone
Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, Gallery Choir of St. Stephen's
Brahms: Chorale-Prelude on Est ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Once in Royal David's City (IRBY)
King Jesus hath a garden: Traditional Dutch, set by Charles Wood
Adam lay y-bounden: set by Boris Ord
Angels from the realms of glory (REGENT SQUARE)
Sussex Carol: arranged by David Willcocks
Personent hodie: Piae Cantiones, arranged by Gustav Holst
Lo, how a Rose e'er Blooming (ES IST EIN ROS' ENTSPRUNGEN)
Bogoroditse Devo: Ave Maria, set by Sergei Rachmaninoff, sung in Old Church Slavonic
How Sweet is Love: Dutch Carol, set by Michael Paget
The First Nowell: arranged by David Willcocks
Shepherd's Carol: Music, Suffolk Harmony; Words by William Billings
We Three Kings of Orient Are
O Come, all ye faithful (ADESTE FIDELIS)
HYMN IN PROCESSION
Joy to the World!
MUSIC AFTER THE SERVICE
Pachelbel: Chorale-Prelude on Vom Himmel Hoch
This took place at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church; the choir was directed by Dr. R. Benjamin Hutchens, II, and the organist was Dr. Joseph Kitchen.