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Christmas Service

Shepherds' Delight - A Christmas celebration from Chester Cathedral reflecting on the enthusiasm of the shepherds despite their lowly reputation in the eyes of the world. Their haste to get to the place of Jesus's birth testifies to their spiritual preparedness and eagerness for the coming of the Messiah. With meditations from the Rt Revd Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester, and traditional and modern carols by Peter Warlock, David Willcocks, Carl Rutti and Bryan Kelly sung by the Cathedral Choir with the Phoenix Brass Ensemble under the direction of Philip Rushworth. Organist: Benjamin Chewter. Producer: Stephen Shipley.

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43 minutes

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Christmas Day 2013 09:00