For Christmas Eve, my parish is planning to celebrate solemn vespers in the post-conciliar form (that is, adhering to the current Liturgy of the Hours) prior to midnight’s high mass. It would be lovely to celebrate Extraordinary Form Vespers, but the people of the parish simply are not amenable to Latin. In any case, our priest asked me to set this up and make it as ‘user-friendly’ as possible.
The plan is for Solemn (First) Vespers of Christmas at 11pm, followed by music and hymn-singing, leading to Mass at midnight.
Does anyone here have any experience celebrating the current LotH in ‘solemn’ form? I can find precious few resources available for such an event, and I would appreciate any assistance or advice anyone could give.