Lee University School Of Music And School Of Religion Present “Lessons & Carols”

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Lee University School of Music and School of Religion will jointly present “Lessons & Carols” on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee University Chapel. The program will consist of nine scriptural readings relating to the birth of Christ, interspersed with appropriate Christmas carols. 

Musical selections will be performed by the Lee University Chorale, conducted by Dean of the School of Music William R. Green. Chorale will also lead congregational singing of traditional carols.

Readings will include scripture texts relating to the birth of Jesus, as well as prayers and texts either written or selected by Dean of the School of Religion Terry Cross. The selections will be read by faculty and staff members from the School of Religion. 

“Lessons & Carols combines the Word of God with music,” Green said. “The two mediums partner to tell the story of Christ.”

Musical highlights of the program include traditional Christmas favorites such as “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “The First Noel,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” as well as Chorale’s performances of “Estampie Natalis” and “The Shepherd’s Farewell” and organ performances by Matthew Krepps, associate professor of chemistry. 

“This evening is not a concert so much as it is a collaboration of text, both read and sung,” Green said. “Every person in attendance has the opportunity to participate in the singing and receive the teaching.”

Admission is free of charge and the event is not ticketed, but seating is limited. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact the School of Music at 614-8240 or music@leeuniversity.edu.

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