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King of Kings and Lord of Lords

December 19th, 2011, Promulgated by Mike

The Holy Cross Church Choir presented a concert of Lessons and Carols yesterday afternoon.  This clip is from the finale …


 At the reception which followed one woman was heard to quip, “That concert was so good I thought for a moment I was in a Protestant church.”


7 Responses to “King of Kings and Lord of Lords”

  1. Mary-Kathleen says:

    Wonderful! Very well done.

    Happy to see some in the audience stood during the Chorus as has been traditional.

  2. Raymond F. Rice says:

    Nice !

  3. Choir says:

    Some mention of standing during the Hallelujah Chorus should be printed in the program, so people know enough to “stand” as soon as they hear the first few notes. It’s the tradition.It’s also correct to refer to the piece as “Messiah”; not “The Messiah”. Handel entitled it “Messiah”.

  4. Raymond F. Rice says:

    Which papal directive has us standing at the Hallelujah Chorus??

  5. y2kscotty says:

    The papal directive is called “Circumstantibus Nostris”.
    I attended the HC concert – and they are a wonderful choir.
    I understand that many St. Thomas parishioners have joined with HC.
    The church is beautiful – and the stained-glass windows are extraordinary.

  6. Raymond F. Rice says:

    Actually the custom was started by the head of the church of England at the time of its first presentation in London, King George the First.LOL

  7. Raymond F. Rice says:

    and the presentation at HC was great!!

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