The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Advent Lessons & Carols 2017

December 3 — 4 p.m.

Our service of Lessons and Carols is adapted from the famous carol service at King’s College, Cambridge, which has become popular worldwide since World War II through annual radio broadcasts on Christmas Eve. For our Advent service we include the ancient O Antiphons, one after each of the seven readings.


The Cathedral Choir

The Great O Antiphons
Richard Marlow, Matin Responsory
“Lo! he comes with clouds descending” (Helmsley)
Boris Ord, Adam lay ybounden
“Creator of the stars of night” (Conditor alme siderum)
Paul Manz, E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come
“Come, thou Redeemer of the earth” (Puer nobis nascitur)
Bob Chilcott, There’s a Rose in the middle of winter
“Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming” (Es ist ein Ros entstprungen)
“The King shall come when morning dawns” (St. Stephen)
Javier Busto, Ave Maria
Francis Pott, Balulalow
“The angel Gabriel from heaven came” (Gabriel’s Message)
Arvo Pärt, Magnificat
Peter Hallock, Advent Calendar
“O come, O come, Emmanuel” (Veni, veni Emmanuel)