cathedral in winter

Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. St. Petersburg  /  Исаакиевский собор. Санкт-Петербург


Winter view of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the embankment of the river Moika. St. Petersburg.


Зимний вид на Исаакиевский Собор и набережную реки Мойка. Санкт-Петербург.



Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge


Winter beauty! 



Choirmas is a seasonal blog that re-emerges each December to share the choral music of Christmas and Advent, as performed by some of the most phenomenal liturgical choirs in the Anglican (and Catholic) choral tradition, from chapels, cathedrals, and churches across Britain and around the world.

Inspired by such beloved traditions as the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge and the candlelit Darkness to Light Advent procession at Salisbury Cathedral, I’ve taken it as a yearly project to spread some of this gorgeous sacred music around. Beginning on 1 December , each day leading up to Christmas, this blog will post an assortment of Christmas carols and anthems, Advent hymns and motets, and maybe a few pieces that, while not technically specific to the season or Christian in source, are nevertheless stunning examples of the power of poetry and the grace of the human voice.

We hope that you will follow along and continue to share this music throughout the month. In the meantime, have a beautiful Advent and a peaceful journey toward Christmas.

Winter has come. 



Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris - architects Jehan de Chelles, Pierre de Montreuil, Pierre de Chelles, Jean Ravy and Jean le Bouteiller,  restorators Eugène Viollet-le-Duc and Jean-Baptiste Lassus, Paris, France by serene movement