Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Advent Musical Oratory

The Advent Musical Oratory is always held on the first Sunday Sunday of Advent at the Little Oratory in London and will take place this Sunday at 4.30pm. It is a service of Readings, Advent Hymns and Choral Music sung by the London Oratory Junior Choir.

The London Oratory Junior Choir, which I direct, celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year. The choir, for boys and girls aged 8-16, sings Gregorian Chant and Motets from the 16th-21st centuries. (If you know of a child who might like to join the choir, please visit If you are looking for a similar opportunity for a child elsewhere, you might like to check this list of Catholic Children's Choirs.)

The service also features the Medieval Bells played by Dr Mary Remnant. Last year I had a quick go on them myself:

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