I meant to mention in my newsletter that The Royal School of church Music will hold their special Carol Service, tomorrow evening (Saturday 12th December) at 8.00pm CYPRUS time. Their publicity, which I received, today states the following:
Join us TOMORROW at 6.00pm (GMT) for The BIG Christmas Carol Service (together with the Churches Conservation Trust)
Bringing families and friends across the world together
This year, more than ever, with families separated and carol services not happening in their traditional form we are inviting singers, families, friends, churches and choirs worldwide to 'Sing for Christmas'.
We have some very special guests joining us for the Carol Service including:
HRH The Prince of Wales
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Rt Revd Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury)
Margaret Casely-Hayford CBE
Timothy Bentinck (‘David Archer')
There is still time to download the music here so that you can fully take part and sing using the music scores and individual backing tracks, before joining in live. You can also download the Order of Service for free here or by clicking here https://www.rscmshop.com/media/1714/big-carol-service-order-of-service.pdf OR by opening the attachment..
Do share with your families, friends and churches - let's bring some joy across the world together.
You can join on our YouTube channel here.
You can find the order of service attached and you can find and listen to the service by clicking here or by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80vdYMM-XZU
With our Carol Services, cancelled, this will be an opportunity to watch a very professional service and perhaps make up, just a little, for what you will be missing in the parish!
PS If you are a fan of Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith and his awesome ability to write hymns, do watch a 12 minute interview conducted by the Director of the Royal School of Church Music. Click here or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si0KKX9eP-4&feature=youtu.be
I hope that you are able to enjoy this wonderful opportunity.
Best wishes and happy watching and singing!,