The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
December 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Choristers for our traditional service of Lessons and Carols. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service celebrating the birth of Jesus, which is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of carols, anthems, and hymns.
The service was originally designed by the Reverend Eric Milner-White, and has become known worldwide through the broadcasts from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England. Included will be music by Boris Ord, David Willcocks, Herbert Howells, and others. An offering will be taken to benefit the River City Food Bank.