Carols in the City via Zoom

Tuesday 8th December 2020

 

 

                               Carols for the City’ 8th December 2020

 

City organisations were invited by the Lord Mayor to join this celebration of 7 carols and 7 lessons on Tuesday 8th December. 

The Information technologists were the mastermind behind this idea.

The Lord Mayor felt that this year was so different that a Service raising money for various Charities be a vocal point of events in the run up to Christmas. The chosen charities are Place2B, On side Youth Zones, Samaritans, and the Duke of Edinburgh award.

The Lord Mayor gave a message of welcome followed by a message from HRH Price Edward, the Earl of Wessex.

We were treated to superb singing by the VOCES8 group, a vocal music charity who sang from St Anne & St Agnes in Gresham Street.  In addition, a choir from Canterbury Cathedral Girls Choir and the Elizabeth Selby Primary School sang, both choirs have benefited from the VOCES 8 charity. Also leading the singing was the Apollo 5 group.

At the service, the Lord Mayor, the Governor of the Bank of England, Dame Mary Berry, the Lord Lt of Greater London, and HRH Prince Edward all read lessons. 

The blessing was given by the Bishop of London, and to finish Alderman Sir Andrew Parmley played the organ,and finally the Master of the Worshipful Company of Information technologists, Mark Holland, gave a few words of thanks. 

 

Valerie Hamilton

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