2 December: Advent Sunday

Sung Eucharist, 10am (Girls’ Choir)

Mathias in C
Mawby: Behold, the Lord will come

Advent Procession, 6.30pm

Palestrina: I looked from afar
Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen (arr. Cashmore)
Anon: Rejoice in the Lord alway
The Advent Prose
Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
McKie: We wait for Thy loving kindness

9 December: Second Sunday in Advent

Sung Eucharist, 10am

Viadana: Missa l’hora passa
Franck: Panis angelicus

Choral Evensong, 6.30pm

Wood: O Thou, the central orb

16 December: Third Sunday in Advent

Sung Eucharist, 10am

Darke in E
Stainer: How beautiful upon the mountains
Bach: Prelude in E flat

Evensong, 6.30pm

Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Mendelssohn: Sonata VI

19 December

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 6.30pm

Ledger: Adam lay ybounden
Howells: A spotless rose
Edwards: Small wonder the star
Handl: Ecce concipies
Darke: In the bleak midwinter
Bach: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729

Vierne: Finale (Symphonie No. 1)

23 December: Fourth Sunday in Advent

Sung Eucharist, 10am (Girls’ Choir)

Sumsion in F
Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Bach: Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, BWV 733

Choral Evensong, 6.30pm

Rudolph: Veiled in darkness
Bach: Wachet auf, ruf’ uns die Stimme, BWV 645

24 December: Christmas Eve

Midnight Eucharist, 11.45pm

Wood in the Phrygian mode
Praetorius, arr. Cashmore: Es ist en Ros’ entsprungen
Bach: O little one sweet
arr. Willcocks: Infant holy
Vaughan Williams: The blessed son of God
Grüber, arr. Williams: Silent Night
Dupré: Variations sur un Noël

25 December: Christmas Day

Sung Eucharist, 10am (Abbey Choir plus Abbey Girls’ Choir)

How in D
Edwards: Small wonder the star
Cooke: O men from the fields
Handl: Ecce concipies
Darke: In the bleak midwinter
Widor: Toccata (Symphonie No. 5, Op. 42)

30 December: First Sunday after Christmas

Eucharist, 10am

Evensong, 6.30pm

Congregational service with Christmas carols; the Choir is on holiday