The Choir will be singing in the Nine Lessons and Carols Service at 6pm on Sunday 18th December at All Saints Church Fulham. Among the anthems the Choir will sing is A Hymn to the Mother of God by British composer, Sir John Tavener.
A Hymn to the Mother of God was first performed in 1985 by the Choir of Winchester Cathedral, conducted by Martin Neary. The work is for double choir and the text is taken from the the Orthodox tradition of the church, the Liturgy of St Basil. Tavener dedicates the work to his late mother.
In You, O Woman full of Grace, the angelic choirs, and the human race all creation rejoices!
O sanctified Temple, mystical Paradise, and glory of Virgins.
In You, O Woman full of Grace, all creation rejoices. All praise be to You!
This recording is A Hymn to the Mother of God performed by Harry Christopher and the Sixteen.