"Silent Night" (German: Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in March 2011. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre.

In 1859, the Episcopalian bishop John Freeman Young published the English translation that is most frequently sung today. The version of the melody used by the choir is the one that is generally used today; it is a slow, meditative lullaby, differing slightly (particularly in the final strain) from Gruber's original, which was a sprightly, dance-like tune in 6/8 time. BBVC sings the first verse in German and thereafter in English.

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