In partnership with the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and the Voces8 Foundation will be holding a virtual Carol Service on Tuesday 8th December.
The singing will be live streamed from the Voces8 Centre, the Church of St Agnes and St Anne, in Gresham Street.
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.
Starting from scratch ten days ago, we hope you will understand that we are still finalising the details. We expect tickets to go on sale and to announce the final details preferably next week, but latest in the week commencing 9th November.
The Lord Mayor is aware that many livery companies are finding it difficult to hold their own services and therefore recommends this to you as an alternative. All those involved look forward to welcoming you on the night.
“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.
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.