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University’s Christmas carol service moves online amid Covid restrictions

MUSICIANS from the University of Chichester will still be performing for Christmas this year – despite the Covid-19 restrictions.

The annual December service, which has been hosted in live since the turn of the century, will be streamed online for the first time in its history on Tuesday 8 December.

Student signers from the Otter Consort will be performing traditional songs and giving Christmas readings at the concert, which starts at 6pm.

University Chaplain Dr Alison Green said: “Due to restrictions around Covid-19, and in order to protect staff and students, this year’s Christmas Carol Service will take place without a congregation. This is a first for us and will be a great chance for our nearby community to safely watch and listen to our renowned musical professionals perform Christmas favourites.”

All musicians and readers will be socially-distanced and will perform in line with the government’s latest health advice.

The service, which will be available to watch online for 30 days, can be seen at https://chiplayer.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5e9046d3-0bec-4625-9a02-ac8400ef52e5.