Christmas Music

Please visit our Web site and listen to the Princeton Singers’ renditions of In the Bleak Midwinter and Once in Royal David’s City.

I don’t know whether these two songs are distinctively Anglican, but I think of them that way, probably because neither figured in my Christmas memories until I joined the Episcopal Church nine years ago. Both are now favorites, perhaps because I remember how much I enjoyed trying to master the tenor part of In the Bleak Midwinter in the dark, chilly choir at my old parish, Church of the Ascenion in Silver Spring. The service at Ascension once began with a child singing the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City a cappella. Both of my sons had the opportunity to sing that verse, and I can recall those moments with proud-parent clarity.

If you are looking for someplace to worship this weekend, please visit the Find a Church page of our Web site, or of the Episcopal Church Web site.

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