A Service of Lessons & Carols

Thurs, Dec. 9, 2021 – St. Mary’s Chapel

On December 9, 2021, we celebrated our Anglican musical tradition with the annual Service of Lessons & Carols. Based upon the original Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols intended for Christmas, we anticipated the coming of Our Lord in Advent hymns, anthems, readings, and prayers in our beautiful Chapel. The Nashotah Choral Scholars, our organ, and the whole community combined to create an inspired liturgy of words and song. The music was drawn from over a thousand years of melodies from chanted plainsong to well-known hymns and new 21st century compositions by Andrew Smith, John Scott, and our Director of Chapel Music, Dr. Geoffrey Williams. Our Organist-in-Residence, Thomas Heidenreich, offered an extended prelude.

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