Diocesan Resources

Advent and Christmas 2020

The Cathedral Choir and Organist have made a series of live recordings for parishes in the Diocese of Peterborough to use in their online Advent and Christmas services 2020.

The recordings – which are all (except one) in video format – will be available from Monday 23rd November, so that they can be used from Advent Sunday onwards.

Feel free to add these live recordings to your online Christmas services – the Cathedral Choir would be thrilled to be able to ‘virtually’ sing in churches dotted around our diocese!

The recordings (and the versions) which will be available are:


‘E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come’ (Paul Manz)
Advent choir piece
Cathedral Girl and Boy Choristers / Full Choir

‘Hills of the North, Rejoice’
Advent Carol
Cathedral Boy Choristers / Full choir

‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’
Advent Carol
Girls and boys / Full Choir


‘A Maiden Most Gentle’ (Andrew Carter)
Christmas (Marian choir piece)
Boys / Full choir

‘Away in a Manger’
Christmas Carol
Cathedral Girl Choristers only

‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ (Mack Wilberg)
Christmas choir piece
Girls and boys / Full choir

‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’
Christmas Carol
Boys / Full choir

‘In Dulci Jubilo’ (JS Bach)
Christmas organ piece
Audio only

‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ (Harold Darke)
Christmas choir piece
Boys / Full choir

‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’
Christmas Carol
Girls and boys / Full choir

‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’
Christmas Carol
Girls / Choral Scholars

‘Once in Royal David’s City’
Christmas Carol
Boys / Full choir

‘Silent Night’
Christmas Carol
Cathedral Boy Choristers only

‘What sweeter music’ (John Rutter)
Christmas choir piece
Girls and boys / Full choir

‘While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks’
Christmas Carol
Cathedral Choristers only

Request the recordings

Anyone who would like to use the live choir recordings is invited to email music@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk. You will then be sent a link to the OneDrive folder from which they can be downloaded.

Licensing and credits

Any parish using the recordings will need to make sure they have the necessary CCLI live streaming licence, and include these pieces in their usual report to CCLI.

We ask that parishes use this credit in their Orders of Service or on-screen at the end of the service:

Peterborough Cathedral Choir
Recorded live at Peterborough Cathedral, Autumn 2020
Director of Music: Tansy Castledine
Organist: Chris Strange
Recording technicians: Chris Pallister (of Service-AV) and Eugene Chan

This text will also be on a Word document in the folder where the recordings are.

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