Christmas Eve Choral Prelude and Choral Eucharist

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Time: 9:15 -11:45 PM

Admission charge: Free

Description: This traditional late evening service on Christmas Eve begins with a 30-minute prelude of choral music and congregational carols. The Choral Eucharist begins at 10pm. The Trinity Choir and Orchestra offers special music with additional congregational hymns and carols. The Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper, Rector, preaches and celebrates. Prelude will begin earlier, and include Bach’s Magnificat.  It will also be webcast on

Musical Program:    

J.S. Bach—BWV 243 Magnificat

Marc-Antoine Charpentier—Messe de Minuit

Herbert Howells—A spotless rose

Herbert Howells—Sing lullaby

Francis Poulenc—O magnum mysterium


Full names of performers:

The Trinity Choir and Orchestra

Julian Wachner, conductor