Advent Lessons & Carols 2022

Saturday, Nov. 26, 4:30 PM

Extended Organ Prelude 3:30 PM

Experience the hope of the season with candle-lit services of Advent Lessons and Carols, a beloved tradition for over thirty years. Hear readings, prayers, and carols sung by Gloriæ Dei Cantores at the Church of the Transfiguration.


Organ Prelude
Rorate Caeli, Arr. Demessieux
Now Come, Savior of the Gentiles, Bach
Jesus Christ, The Only Son of God, Bach
In Dulci Jubilo, Bach
In Thee is Gladness, Bach
Sleepers, Wake!, Powell
Pastorale, Franck
Once in Royal David’s City, Farrell
Jesus Comes with Clouds Descending, Powell
Comfort, Comfort Ye My People, Powell
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Weidner
A Child is Born in Bethlehem, Bratt
I Saw Three Ships, Weidner
Silent Night, Bock
The Nativity, Langlais
Carol of the Angels, Nile

What Child is This, Rutter

Opening Words
Psalms 89:1–4, 19b–28, 34–37

Come thou long expected Jesus


Reading: Made Flesh by Luci Shaw
Hush! My Dear, Lie Still and Slumber, Ledger 
The Shepherd’s Carol
, Chilcott
I Sing of a Maiden, Hadley

Grace & Gratitude

Reading: Romans 5:1–2, 12–21
There is No Rose, Weidner
Adam Lay Y-bounden, Skempton
Wide, Wide in the Rose’s Side, Martinson


Reading: Isaiah 9:2–7
From out of a Wood, Freed
Jesus Child, Rutter
Good Christian Men, Rejoice, Ledger

Hark! The glad sound!

Closing Words
Isaiah 9:2–7

Closing Carol
Hodie, Christus natus est, Mathias

Organ Postlude
Carillon on a Ukrainian Carol, Near

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Advent Organ Meditation: His Light in the Darkness

Sunday, December 11, 3:30 PM
In-Person & Livestreamed

Reflect on His Light in the Darkness through an Advent organ meditation with works by Langlais, Buxtehude, and Dupré. The concert will be performed by SharonRose Pfeiffer, Artist-in-Residence, on the newly completed St. Cecilia organ at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans.

For tickets, call 508-240-2400 or purchase online.

Epiphany Evensong

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 5:00 PM
In-Person & Livestreamed

Join Gloriæ Dei Cantores and the Gaudete Baroque Ensemble for a special Epiphany Choral Evensong at the Church for the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans, featuring J. S. Bach’s cantata, Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36. No tickets are required.

For more information, call 508-240-2400.

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