Festival of Lessons and Carols Postponed Until Monday, December 9

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Due to the weather, Festival of Lessons and Carols scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. will be held Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m. in Wesley Chapel.

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is an age-old tradition that traces its roots to King’s College in England. The nine lessons, read by members of the College and Buckhannon communities, present the Biblical story of Christmas, from the prophecies of Jesus’ birth through the Gospel accounts of His birth.

The Wesleyan Singers, Concert Chorale, Concentus Vocum, and Brass Ensemble will be performing carols and works by Benjamin Britten, Felix Mendelssohn, Bob Chilcott, and many more.  Dr. R. Daniel Hughes and Dr. James Moore will be conducting with Dr. Melody Meadows assisting on organ.

Following the program, those in attendance will gather outside for the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree and singing of carols, held between the Chapel and Jenkins Hall. Then folks may choose to continue the festivities with a special holiday meal in the French A. See Dining Hall.  Cost for the dinner is $9.25 for the general public and $8.20 for faculty and staff.

This event is free and open to the public.