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Nine Lessons and Carols


Nine Lessons and Carols

  • Date: Sunday, 18 December 2011, 7:30pm
  • Venue: St James' Church (King Street) — 173 King St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

This service was developed at Kings College, Cambridge, UK in 1918, but it is based on an earlier medieval Christmas celebration. Through the use of music, readings, movement and light the story of Christmas is retold. Music this year includes the world premiere of "'Benedicamus celestis", specially comissioned for the choir by Phillip Jones and composed by Joseph Twist, along with works by Matthias, Gabrieli, Cleobury, Chilcott and Sculthorpe.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Benedicamus celestis : SATB choir (2011) by Joseph Twist — World premiere
— performed by Choir of St James' Church

Featured artists

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