Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Video of Advent Lessons & Carols from St Luke’s DC

On the Third Sunday of Advent, Saint Luke’s in Washington DC, a personal parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, hosted its annual service of Lessons and Carols for Advent. The regular professional parish choir sang motets from Mouton to MacMillan, and Vaughan Williams to Warlock, spanning the musical patrimony of the Catholic and Anglican traditions.

The choir sings every Sunday at the 8.30 a.m. Sung Mass at Immaculate Conception Church (featured in the video), is celebrated according to Divine Worship, the newly promulgated liturgical provision for the personal ordinariates.

During Advent, the choir has sung all three Masses by William Byrd, during Septuagesimatide they will undertake three Masses by Morales, and in Lent they will perform settings written by five living composers: Peter Kwasniewski, Christoph Dalitz, Sir James MacMillan, Thurston Weed, and Cecilia McDowall.

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