As I went to Mass this afternoon, I almost tripped over the multiple electrical leads leading in all directions. There were several big ABC TV trucks outside the Cathedral, and cameras and pews moved, and all sorts of stuff, not to mention the Chrissy decorations all up about a month and half too early. What’s all this then?, I asked myself.
Well, the mystery is solved. According to this story, its all because Aunty is coming to town to record Carols and Lessons for the first time at the Micks’ joint, rather than at the local Anglicans.
ABC recording of the St Patrick’s Cathedral Annual Carols and Readings Service
Wednesday 19 November 2008
7pm, St Patrick’s Cathedral
The ABC will make a recording of the Annual Carols & Readings Service at St Patrick’s Cathedral. This service is usually held Sunday before Christmas Day.
This is the first time the ABC has ever recorded a Christmas service in a Catholic Church. [How about THAT, eh?]
We invite you to be a member of the Congregation for this very special occasion.
Please make a note of this in your diary and come along to prepare together for Christmas in this way.
I know that our Cathedral Choir is second to none (hat tip to the Herr Kapellmeister, Dr Geoffrey Cox (admittedly, a convert we nicked from the Anglicans) and well up to the job, but what worries me is how they are going to manage to get a whole congregation of singing Catholics…
Oh well, it is only Christmas Carols after all. Even Catholics should be able to manage that. Good luck, Aunty.