In joyful expectation of Christ’s coming at Christmas, the Festival Choir of Saint Mary will present a service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the readings and choral anthems presented by the choir, there will an opportunity for the congregation to participate in singing carols of the Advent Season.
The tradition of the Festival of Lessons and Carols was established in England as the adaptation of an earlier service on Christmas Eve, 1918, in the chapel of Kings College, Cambridge University, for the university community and for the city of Cambridge. The Kings College service was first broadcast by radio in 1928; and, excepting the year 1930, these broadcasts have continued to this day. This wonderful tradition, moreover, has been duplicated in cathedrals and churches throughout America.
Come and prepare your hearts for Christ’s coming!