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Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest cathedral foundation in England: the first Bishop was consecrated by St Augustine in 604 A.D. The citys long history and culture derives from its strategic site, guarding the approach to London and the heartlands of England.
Many battles have been fought here down the ages, from Ancient Britons fighting the Romans to the RAF fighting the Luftwaffe, but Rochesters story is not only one of wars: it is also the story of Christian faithfulness, for among its great symbolic buildings are not only a bridge and a castle, but a cathedral.
Gerald Dickens is not only the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens but a full-time actor as well. He has been giving dramatic readings of Dickenss work since 1993, the 150th anniversary of A Christmas Carol.
|1||02:15||Tomorrow shall be my dancing day||Gardner|
|2||02:52||A spotless rose||Howells|
|3||04:31||Of the Father’s heart begotten||Willcocks|
|4||03:25||Reading: A Christmas Dinner from Sketches by Boz||Dickens|
|6||03:16||O come, O come, Emmanuel||Willcocks|
|7||01:10||Adam lay y-bounden||Ord|
|8||03:44||Organ: Fiat lux||Dubois|
|10||02:50||A Child is born in Bethlehem||Scheidt|
|11||02:50||Reading: Christmas from The Pickwick Papers||Dickens|
|12||02:51||Good King Wenceslas||Jacques|
|13||06:26||Organ: La nativité||Langlais|
|14||01:37||People, look East||Ferguson|
|15||04:11||What sweeter music can we bring||Rutter|
|16||01:57||Reading: Blindman’s Buff from A Christmas Carol||Dickens|
|17||01:42||Away in a manger||Jacques|
|18||02:57||God rest you merry, gentlemen||Willcocks|
|19||02:20||Out of your sleep arise and wake||Milner|
|20||03:40||Reading: The end of it from A Christmas Carol||Dickens|
|21||02:41||Make we joy now in this fest||Morgan|