The annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols took place at Truro Cathedral on Tuesday this week. A celebration of the special relationship between the Cathedral and Truro School, the service was originally devised by the first Bishop of Truro, Bishop Edward White Benson in 1880. It is now held in churches across the world at Christmas.
The service runs through nine passages, interspersed with carols and hymns, leading to the birth of Jesus. The readings were undertaken by staff and pupils, including Will from Truro School Prep. The Chamber Choir, Girl Choristers, and Barbershop Group provided stunning musical interludes, with their voices lifting high into the eaves of the Cathedral. There was also a moving performance from the Prep Choir, who sang, ‘The Voice of an Angel’.
A special thanks to the fabulous Music Department and to Rev’d Aubin De Gruchy for bringing the evening together and to all of those who took part and joined in the celebration.