St John’s Choir in Lockdown2020

During the past nine months, the St John’s choir has become a virtual choir, recording hymns and anthems for use in our services and also a virtual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas 2020. All nineteen recordings have been transferred to CD and we are hoping that friends of the church and the choir will purchase one or more of the CDs as Christmas presents and as a keepsake for the unusual times we are living through as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Music List                                                            Christmas Carols

Soul of my Saviour (Anima Christi)                                                        Once in Royal David’s City (solo: Rhian Lewis)

God is here! As we his people (Blaenwern)                                          Away in a manger  (Arr Philip Moore)

Just as I am, without one plea (Maunder)                                            O little town of Bethlehem

My God, and is Thy table spread (Rockingham)                                  O come, all ye faithful

Breathe on me breath of God (Trentham)                                            Hark the Herald Angels sing

Lead me Lord (Wesley) SATB unaccompanied                                      Lo how a rose upspringing (Praetorius)

Lead me Lord (Wesley) Full with solo: Lily Murray                              The Angel Gabriel (Basque Carol) (solo: Lily Murray)

A Peace Blessing (Kirkland) trebles only                                                 Ring the bells the Christmas bells (Barnby)

Spirit of the Living God                                                                                 In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke)

For the fallen (Douglas Guest)                                                                    (Solo: Rhian Lewis treble, David Maunder tenor)


£5.00 Per Copy in support of St John’s Church

If you would like to order a CD then please contact John  Granger on 01633 769684 or email him at

They will be available from Sunday 6th December after the Eucharist and after the Wednesday 10.30 Eucharist through until Christmas

Hurry! Already 90 CDs have been ordered!! It is also available as a digital download.

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