An annual and traditional Christmas carol service will be held in Peel this weekend.
The Nine Lessons and Carols service will take place at Peel Cathedral on Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m.
Among the program of familiar Christmas carols and carols will be new choral arrangements as well as well-known congregational songs, accompanied by traditional sweeping descents.
The Christmas Readings and Carols service will be led by the Cathedral Choir, led by Dr Peter Litman and accompanied by Stuart Corrie at the Cathedral Organ.
The cathedral choir will be joined by renowned Manx singer and soloist Kristene Sutcliffe, who will lead the choir in a highly anticipated performance of “O Holy Night”.
A highlight of the service is the atmospheric rendition of ‘Once In Royal David’s City’, which begins with a solo voice, before transforming into a full choral arrangement.
“I always look forward to this wonderful service, the highlight of the year,” said Peter.
“Which child chorister will open the debates with this haunting solo” Once in Royal “? Come and find out! ‘
The congregation will include Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer, Chief Minister Alf Cannan, President of the Peel Commissioners, Hazel Hannan and the Lord Bishop, as well as other local dignitaries.
Organizers said they had taken steps to counter the threat of the spread of Covid-19, including widening the spaces between church pews and making disinfectant available at the door.
Spectators are also requested to wear a face mask at all times.
Alternatively, the service can be watched live on the cathedral’s website, Cathedral.im
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