Nine Lessons and Carols – Christmas with Chamber Choir Ireland

St Thomas' Parish Church, Eglantine Ave, Belfast
17 December 2016
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
18 December 2016

Join Chamber Choir Ireland this December for Nine Lessons and Carols, a very special concert featuring a selection of festive classics interspersed with traditional readings in the glorious surrounds of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin and St Thomas’ Church Belfast.

The Nine Lessons service was formalised in 1880 and has continued as a Christmas tradition ever since. Chamber Choir Ireland’s Artistic Director Paul Hillier has arranged a selection of traditional and not so traditional carols, for this year’s concert, which are complemented by additional works from Skempton, Praetorious, Crosse and Ó Gallchobhair.

Chamber Choir Ireland’s annual Christmas performance is a festive highlight for many and is the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season with loved ones. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment!


O come all ye faithfularr. Paul Hillier
Adam lay ybounden Howard Skempton
Gaudete! Christus est natusarr. Paul Hillier
Joy to the worldarr. Paul Hillier
Away in a mangerarr. Paul Hillier
to tune of Afton Water
O come, O come Emmanuelarr. Paul Hillier
Es ist ein Ros entsprungenarr. Paul Hillier
Puer natus in BethlehemPraetorius
There is no rosearr. Paul Hillier
LaetabundusGordon Crosse
Heissa-Buamaarr. Paul Hillier
Gesù bambin l’è natoarr. Paul Hillier
Personent Hodiearr. Paul Hillier
An Teitheadh go hÉigypt Éamonn Ó Gallchobhair
The Cherry Tree Carol arr. Paul Hillier
Behold a silly tender babearr. Paul Hillier
Ding dong merrily on higharr. Paul Hillier