Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 21: Nine Lessons and Carols, St John's

Hi friends

This is a reminder and an invitation to join us this coming Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. for the Nine Lessons and Carols service at St. John’s, where I’m in the choir.

It’s a very traditional Anglican service that features exactly what it says it will: nine scripture readings telling the story of Christmas, and nine carols, sung both by the choir and by the congregation. We’re singing some really gorgeous music by, among others, Lauridsen and Rutter. The highlight for me will be Lauridsen’s haunting “O Magnum Mysterium”.

The church is all decorated now and the candles will be burning. Hope to see some of you there!

St. John’s is the big church at Granville and Nanton (about 28th avenue) in Vancouver. Can’t miss it.

Plan to arrive early to get decent seats; a similar Advent service was quite packed this year!

Diane Tucker

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