Project Description

Songs, stories, lessons & carols: St Edmunds, Liverpool, Online

  • Date:

    Sunday December 13th

  • Online

  • Songs, stories, lessons & carols

    Start your Christmas the right way, with our evening of Christmas music…

    Including Frank Cottrell-Boyce reading an extract of A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

    Streaming Sunday 13 December, 7pm

    For more than 20 years, St. Edmund’s Choir has performed their Christmas concert in some of the most prestigious venues across Liverpool City Region; from the splendour of St. George’s Hall to the vast setting of Liverpool Cathedral.

    This year, for the first time ever, we’re bringing Christmas to you by streaming it into your homes on Facebook and YouTube.

    With a twist on the traditional Nine Lessons & Carols service from King’s College, start your Christmas season with our pre-recorded Christmas concert filled with festive favourites, like Carol of the Bells and Merry Christmas Everybody.

    Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon join us to lead readings and poems and there’s even a visit from Santa.

    Director, Charlie Corkin, says “it’s been a really difficult year for everyone but we felt that it was important to maintain our Christmas tradition of performing for our friends, family and each other. More than ever, we need a bit of Christmas magic to brighten up the end of several months of hard times.”

    “I’ve recently seen the first edit of the full concert and I can’t put into words how proud I am of how the Choir have come together and battled against COVID restrictions to create an evening that, albeit a change from what we usually do, is something memorable that matches the high-standard that we are used to.”

    Frank Cottrell-Boyce said “I am really looking forward to joining with my friends St. Edmund’s Choir this Christmas. It’s going to be great.”

    The stream is free to watch, but donations to help support the work of SEMusic will keep it free, fun and for everyone.

    Runtime: 1 hour and 10 minutes approx

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