Lichfield Cathedral Choir Advent Quiz 2019

LightAdvent 2019 picks up on one of the Cathedral's themes for the year: light. The word 'light' is said (or sung) every day in the Nunc dimittis, and this provides the backdrop for this Advent's challenge.

Quite simply, at midnight on each of the 24 days of Advent (which runs from 1-24 December this year), the bar from a setting of a Nunc dimittis which has been sung by the Cathedral Choir since the start of Advent 2018 will be presented here. The bar will be reproduced as it appears in commercially published editions of the setting, with the only difference being the words, as only the word 'light' will be included.

The answer to each day's setting will be the title of the Nunc dimittis by which it is usually known, and its composer. Entries will be accepted from the moment the bar appears to 23:59 on the same day. People can enter as many times as they like during the day, but only their final answer will be counted.

There will be daily winners selected at random from the correct answers, and one overall winner with the highest number of correct answers; if there is a draw, the winner will be selected at random. As the quiz is tied up with our repertoire, the ultimate winner will receive a copy of the newly published second edition of The Lichfield Psalter. The daily winners and the overall winner will be named on Christmas Day, and their names, along with the answers, will be available here.

  1. Sunday 01 December
  2. Monday 02 December
  3. Tuesday 03 December
  4. Wednesday 04 December
  5. Thursday 05 December
  6. Friday 06 December
  7. Saturday 07 December
  8. Sunday 08 December
  9. Monday 09 December
  10. Tuesday 10 December
  11. Wednesday 11 December
  12. Thursday 12 December
  13. Friday 13 December
  14. Saturday 14 December
  15. Sunday 15 December
  16. Monday 16 December
  17. Tuesday 17 December
  18. Wednesday 18 December
  19. Thursday 19 December
  20. Friday 20 December
  21. Saturday 21 December
  22. Sunday 22 December
  23. Monday 23 December
  24. Tuesday 24 December

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