St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, San Francisco, CA invites you to its annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
The music includes motets by Lauridsen (O Nata Lux), Praetorius (A Great and Mighty Wonder arr Richard Marlow) and Gregorian chants. Also Nico Muhly’s O Antiphon Preludes for organ.
The Great O Antiphons of Advent form the antiphons to the Magnificat, sung at Evening Prayer on the seven evenings before Christmas. The initial letter of each antiphon (S-A-R-C-O-R-E) forms a reverse acrostic – Ero Cras, which translates as Tomorrow I Come. Nico Muhly’s O Antiphon Preludes for Organ were written in 2010 for an evening meditation service at Westminster Abbey.