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Come Worship With Us, Christmas Eve

Come to Mass at 10 p.m. tonight, Christmas Eve, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia to worship the newborn King. Christmas Carols will be sung starting at 9:30 p.m. We will have beautiful music for the season:

Prelude: La Nativité, Jean Langlais
https://youtu.be/XxdQ9jG0C-4

O Magnum Mysterium, Francis Poulenc
https://youtu.be/xbFcY7XpUic

Christmas Day, Gustav Holst
https://youtu.be/SZeVWi8KtZg

In Dulci Jubilo, Robert Lucas Pearsall
https://youtu.be/bN4xsXbO-QE

All Bells in Paradise, John Rutter
https://youtu.be/P8TyKNycHes

O Magnum Mysterium, Thomás Luis de Victoria
https://youtu.be/MRPEJkoEstc

Postlude: Toccata en G, Théodore Dubois
https://youtu.be/MRPEJkoEstc

Night in Prague: Music and Lights

Christmas Market, Prague

Christmas Market, Prague

Christmas Market, Prague

Christmas Market, Prague

As the evening drew near I took Tram 22 back to Charles Bridge so I could visit the town square and enjoy the excitement of the people gathering, before I headed to my first concert at the Klementinum.

Mirror Chapel, Klementinum, Prague

Mirror Chapel, Klementinum, Prague

The concert was held in the Mirror Chapel which is an impressive hall from the XVIth century. The first concert was Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. And of course B Smetana, My country Vltava. The melody that resonated in my mind where I crossed over the border from Germany to the Czech Republic was thrilling to hear performed in the Mirror Chapel. Albinoni’s Adagio and Dvorak’s Waltz in A were highlights of the concert for me. Then I remained for the second concert of Baroque organ and orchestra.

This is the group I heard and then the full choir as well: https://youtube.com/watch?v=z8LLjcdwHLg

The Hall was packed for the Czech Christmas Mass by Jakub Jan Ryba. This was exhilarating in its festivity and the room was electrified.  When I left there we a few snow flakes which only added to the conclusion of two days in Prague. It is truly a magical city and musical.

Christmas tree in central square in Prague

Christmas tree in central square in Prague

Christmas Market in the square, in Prague

Christmas Market in the square, in Prague

Christmas market in Prague

Christmas market in Prague

Charles Tower at Night, Prague

Charles Tower at Night, Prague

Prague at Night

Prague at Night

Prague at Night

Prague at Night