Choral Prelude and Christmas Eve Festive Choral Eucharist

December 24, 2015

This traditional late evening service on Christmas Eve begins with a 30-minute prelude of choral music and congregational carols, followed by Choral Eucharist (beginning at 10pm). With music by The Trinity Choir, with additional congregational hymns and carols. The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin, Suffragan Bishop of New York, celebrant. A crib room will be available. 

Repertoire includes: 
Victoria - O magnum mysterium
Leighton - Lully, lulla
Parsons - Ave Maria
Britten - Hymn to the Virgin
Rudolph - The Dream Isaiah Saw
Howells - Spotless Rose
Poulenc - O Magnum mysterium
Poulenc- Hodie Christus natus est
Howells - Sing Lullaby

Images of the Syrian refugee crisis will be displayed during the Gospel reading. The photographers are Reuters, Yannis Behrakis, Santi Palacios/AP, Yui Mok/PA, BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images, UNHCR/Ivor Prickett, Ahmed Deeb/NurPhoto/Zuma Press, and the collection of images is from the “Alernate Nativity” blog post on keziahereandthere.wordpress.com.

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist Rite II