For me the musical highlight of Christmas over the years, is not a piece, but the annual broadcast of the service of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College Cambridge on Christmas Eve.
The sound of that choir and organ in that magnificent acoustic is second to none, and one of the carols they traditionally sing is “In dulci jubilo”, a verse of which I shall play on the 19th, followed by the Bach Prelude BWV 729 on “In dulci jubilo”. Again,this is always traditionally played at the end of the service.
Alan, our church organist will be playing for us during an hour of music and readings to celebrate Advent and Christmas tomorrow, Saturday 19th December from 2pm-3pm in the church.
This post, by Alan, is part of our online “Advent calendar”, taking us through to Christmas. You can see all the posts here.