Please join us on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. for a special Music Sunday service. Enjoy Benjamin Britten’s joyful Ceremony of Carols, presented by the First Parish Choir and virtuoso harpist Juli Miller, under the baton of Music Director Polly Oliver. This enchanting mix of Middle English and early Modern English texts, Gregorian chant, and an ethereal harp interlude is one of the season’s most popular pieces. Britten wrote A Ceremony of Carols some 80 years ago while crossing U-boat-infested waters during a one-month sail from America to Great Britain. Inspired sequencing and a subtle genius for building a musical framework for the choral texts makes Ceremony one of the holiday season’s enduring classics.