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A Festival of Lessons & Carols for Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany
Sunday, 6 January 2018
6:00 PM

The Choir of Men and Boys presents a traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols for Epiphany, a charity event in aid of the Christ Child Society of Baltimore. Through scripture readings, carols and hymns, the service celebrates the joy of Christmastide and the revelation of Jesus to humanity.

Pieter Aertsen The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi (the middle panel of a triptych), by Pieter Aertsen. From Wikimedia.

Visitors of all faiths are always heartily welcomed to join us in prayer, and all are invited to remain for a light reception following the service. Admission is free of charge, however a freewill offering will be received in aid of the choir’s charity, the Christ Child Society of Baltimore.

The service will include the following repertory:

RESPONSORY Surge, illuminare Palestrina
HYMN What star is this Puer nobis
CAROL Bethlehem Down Warlock
CAROL The Truth from Above Vaughan Williams
HYMN As Joseph was a-walking Prætorius
RECITATIVES There were shepherds…
 & CHORUS Glory to God (from Messiah) Handel
CAROL In the bleak mid-winter Holst
ANTHEM When Jesus, our Lord (from Christus) Mendelssohn
CAROL Coventry Carol 16th century English
HYMN What child is this Greensleeves
CANTICLE Nunc dimittis Burgon
HYMN O come, all ye faithful Adeste fideles
RESPONSORY Ecce advenit dominator Palestrina
HYMN Brightest and best Morning Star

Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church is located at 11856 Mays Chapel Rd, Timonium, MD.

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