Lessons and Carols
On Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm all are invited to a Festival of Lessons and Carols with The Merrimack Schola at Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel, 2nd Floor, Austin Hall. Don’t miss this first at Merrimack, a truly beautiful event.
Lessons and Carols is a retelling of the Christmas Story - a liturgy of Scripture (Lessons) and Song (Carols). Short Bible readings retell the anticipation and birth of Jesus, combined with familiar Christmas carols for everyone to sing and seasonal choral music sung by a choir.
Based on an order drawn up by the Bishop of Truro in Cornwall, England in 880, Lessons and Carols services have become a tradition at many schools, colleges and churches inspired by the annual service at King’s College, Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England.
King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England.
Photo by John Sutton via Wikimedia Commons.
On Naxos Music Library you can hear the 9 Lessons & Carols sung by the Choir of King’s College or by other groups. Or listen to other Christmas music - popular, jazz and classical.
You can also listen on your mobile device using the NML app. First connect to NAXOS, click PlayLists, and then Signup on the Title List bar to create an account. Once Sign Up is complete you will be able to login via the NML app, free for both Apple and android devices.
Members of the Merrimack community gathered on Dec. 8 at the annual Lessons and Carols event at the Rogers Center for the Arts, reminding us of the story of Christmas through readings and songs.
Photo courtesy of Jack Minch.
Lessons and carols is scheduled to be told at the Rogers Center for the Arts Tuesday, December 8, at 7 p.m.