The King's School Chapel Choir perform OKS Composition 

Alexander James' (MR 2011 - 2016) Christmas Carol was performed at this year's Christmas Carol Service. 

During Alexander's first year at univeristy, he wrote a Christmas carol "Hodie Christus Natus Est". The piece was first premièred by the Rodolfus Choir very soon after it was written, in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, as part of The Brandenburg Choral Festival. 

The day after it's premiere, the piece was sung amongst a larger programme in the stunning Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, where it was non-commercially recorded. You can listen to this recording on Alexander's website. 

He then sent it to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), the leading publisher of liturgical works in the UK, who liked the piece and decided to publish it as one of their six carols for 2018! It sold out in a few weeks (and was sent for reprint), and has since been sung by a number of choirs, including by the King's School Chapel Choir at the annual Christmas Carol Service in December 2018.

Hodie Christus natus est;
Hodie Salvator apparuit;
Hodie in terra canunt Angeli,
Lætantur Archangeli;
Hodie exsultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Alleluia!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Today Christ is born;
Today the Saviour has appeared;
Today on Earth the Angels sing,
The Archangels rejoice;
Today the righteous exult, saying:
Glory to God in the highest,
Alleluia!

 
Alexander James' (MR 2011 - 2016) Christmas Carol was performed at this year's King's School Christmas Carol Service. 

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