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St Andrews: Advent

This is a new take on Advent Calendars. Every day from 1-24 Dec a building in Cheadle Hulme will illuminate a decorated window to represent a Christmas Carol.  If you want to be involved you can download a flyer here which tells you more. 

Once it is live, you are invited to download the map and visit the windows, which should be visible from the street and illuminated between 5 and 8pm from their launch date onwards, and may extend until 6th January 2021.  A QR code at the site and the links which will appear below will give access to the page on our website with some background, an activity and a link to a performance of the carol on YouTube, which will come live on the date specified.

And the list of carols:

Dec 1The angel GabrielDec 9The first nowellDec 17Angels from the realms
Dec 2The Holly and the IvyDec 10Candlelight carol (Rutter)Dec 18Silent night
Dec 3In the bleak mid-winterDec 11See amid the winter’s snowDec 19Ding dong merrily on high
Dec 4O come, O come EmmanuelDec 12Hark the herald angelsDec 20Away in a manger
Dec 5Once in Royal David’s cityDec 13While shepherds watchedDec 21O Holy night
Dec 6God rest ye merry, gentlemenDec 14It came upon a midnight clearDec 22Unto us a boy is born
Dec 7Calypso CarolDec 15Joy to the worldDec 23Girls and boys leave your toys (Zither carol)
Dec 8O little town of BethlehemDec 16We three kingsDec 24O come all ye faithful

If you can’t wait for that festive feeling, you can listen to many of them here: https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/occasions/christmas/nations-top-30-christmas-carols/