Midnight Mass, live from Westminster Abbey, on the 950th anniversary of the coronation of William the Conqueror. With the dean, the Very Rev Dr John Hall.
Midnight Mass, live from Westminster Abbey, on the 950th anniversary of the coronation in the Abbey of William the Conqueror. The preacher is the Very Revd Dr John Hall, the Dean of Westminster, and the celebrant is the the Revd Christopher Stoltz, Minor Canon and Precentor. The world-class Choir of Westminster Abbey, directed by Organist and Master of the Choristers, James O'Donnell, leads a packed congregation in traditional Christmas carols and hymns welcoming the birth of the Saviour. Sub-Organist: Daniel Cook. Producer: Andrew Earis
Mass setting: Missa O magnum mysterium (Victoria)
Processional Hymn: O come, all ye faithful (Adeste fiddles)
Reading: Isaiah 9.2-7
Gradual Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green)
Reading: Titus 2.11-14
Gospel: Luke 2.1-14
Gospel Acclamation: Puer natus in Bethlehem (Scheidt)
Sermon: The Very Revd Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster
Offertory Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear (Noel)
Communion motets: Dormi Jesu (Rutter), The Sussex Carol (arr. Ledger)
Post Communion Hymns: Silent night (Stille Nacht)
Final Hymn: Hark! The herald angels sing (Mendelssohn)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in B major, Op. 7 No. 1 - Marcel Dupré.