A Procession with Lessons and Carols for Christmastide features the Girls Choir and Schola. The much-loved service is framed by movements from Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur — Desseins éternels and Dieu parmi nous, played by Stephen Tharp on the magnificent and beloved 4-manual 1922 E. M. Skinner op. 327. The anthems, hymns, and carols — traditional and modern — include “Drop down, ye heavens” (H. Statham) , “Adam lay ybounden” (Webster), and “Tomorrow shall be my dancing day” (arr. D. Willcocks).

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