Beautiful sounds...

Photo: Heaven's Gate (John)

Paul, who lives Between the 'Burgh and the City, has a beautiful post up with two versions of In the Bleak Midwinter.

If you don't know the song, don't be put off by the title: there's nothing bleak about the tune or the lyrics - both are comforting and beautiful. Paul offers an instrumental version and then one sung by the choir and congregation of Gloucester Cathedral.

(Any choir members reading this? Note how well the choristers keep their eyes on their conductor!)



  1. You got me thinking of another winter song touching on churches and praying. (see if you can guess before you click on the link)

    OK, so I was only two when it came out. It's still a classic. :)

  2. Extra credit to the last comment:

    - In what famous Catholic church did the songwriter 'get down on his knees and begin to pray'?

    - In what city did the song first 'break' as a major hit?

    - St Patrick's in NYC
    - Boston

  3. ConcordPastor-
    Happened upon the following news item about three Catholic priests in Ireland (2 are brothers and the other a longtime friend) who have a top CD - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/28386558#28386558. This link isn't live so you will have to cut/paste.
    Anyway, immediately thought of you. The are naturally called "The Priests" and have a contract with Sony.

  4. Thanks, "anonymous."

    I received the CD as a Christmas gift.


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