The Lord Mayor of the City of London is inviting all Livery Companies to join him for a virtual carol service on Tuesday 8 December.

Arrangements

The carol service will be live streamed from the Church of St Agnes and St Anne in Gresham Street and is being held in conjuction with the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and the Voces8 Foundation.

An internationally renowned vocal group, VOCES8 is one of the leading music organisations in the City. This summer they had a hugely successful live streamed concert series, with probably the largest ticket sales of any event in the UK since lockdown. They are generously donating their services. The VOCES8 Foundation works with 40,000 students each year, including many schools in and around the City of London.

The Lord Mayor will introduce the service and read one of the lessons. Another will be read by Sir Kenneth Olisa, the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London and Past Master of the WCIT. We expect the other lessons will be read by a very distinguished group of City figures and others associated with the livery companies. One of the organists will be the Past Lord Mayor, Sir Andrew Parmley.

The service will benefit The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, The WCIT Charity, the VOCES8 Foundation and The Friends of The City Churches.

“Doors will open” at 5.30 pm with videos about the charities, the City, the Livery and its History. The service will commence at 6pm and is expected to finish about 7pm.

The details are still being finalised and will be published on Carols for the City

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