Holy Trinity’s Music Ministry will present
again this year something a little different to celebrate this season of
joyful expectation and hope: Advent Lessons and Carols.
“Lessons and Carols” is a traditional art
form combining seasonal prayers, scriptural readings and beautiful
choral works: a concert within a prayer service. The evening will
feature our combined choirs, soloists and instrumentalists.
The “lessons” are the scripture readings
chosen to reflect those important events that bring us to Christ’s
Incarnation. Each lesson is followed by a “carol” or choral work sung
by the choir alone which reflects the preceding reading.
Our lessons and carols take place on the
evening of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18 (7:45 p.m.) and so
we have taken special care to keep the celebration seasonal and yet
anticipatory of the Nativity by choosing music from both the Advent and
We really appreciate your support by
attending our concerts. Many commented on the quality of the
performance and the beauty of the service remarking that the perfect
tone was set for the final week of preparation for Christmas. We thank
you for that and hope to present another memorable evening of artistry
and beauty again this year.
The Advent season affords us a special
opportunity to let the peace of Christ dwell in our hearts. Please,
take this evening to experience this peace in music, texts, and
prayer. (Dece,ber 4. 2005)