Carol Service 2021
After nearly two years of changing regulations, singing restrictions, and other Corona uncertainties, we were delighted that, on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th December, we were able once again to hold our Christmas Carol Services in-person, after last years' services had to be held online.
Despite ongoing restrictions, we were overjoyed to have a full church for both services, and to welcome Bishop David Hamid and Bishop Peter Fischer-Møller of Roskilde Cathedral for Sunday and Monday respectively.
The singing was led by a choir of 20, with a mix of long-standing members as well as several newcomers, who had worked with diligence and dedication for several weeks to create thrilling and poignant performances of some very challenging Christmas repertoire.
In addition to the traditional congregational carols, the choral music encompassed a blend of the old and the new, with Paul Wigmore & Paul Edwards' No Small Wonder providing a link to the church's Advent message for this year. Other pieces were John Rutter's Nativity Carol, Timothy Noon's brand-new setting of The Infant King, the traditional 16th-century carol Gaudete, and a new commission for the choir by St Alban's new Organist, David Allen, which set the 15th-century French carol, Noël Nouvelet.
After months of uncertainties and anxieties, it was truly wonderful and inspirational to hear the roof of St Alban's lifted up once again by the angelic voices of the choir and congregation, and to welcome the Lord into our midst in anticipation of Christmas itself.
You can watch the carol service on YouTube below, and click here to download the order of service.
Carol Service - 2021 St Alban's Church, Copenhagen - YouTube