Lessons & Carols
The Service of Lessons and Carols service is based on the famous ritual that originated at King’s College in Cambridge, England in 1919 which weaves beautiful carols of the season with scriptures or lessons, relating to the story of Christmas from the prophecies to the mystery of the Holy Trinity. The first service was held on Christmas Eve at Truro Cathedral with 400 people in attendance.
The service is seven lessons with scripture readings by the President of the Student Body, a member of the Salisbury-Rowan community, a member of the college administration staff, two faculty members, the Provost, and the President of the College.
Participants in the service typically include the Catawba Singers, the Catawba Men’s Ensemble, the Catawba Women’s Ensemble, and the Catawba Brass Ensemble.
About this Event
Catawba College’s annual Service of Lessons and Carols is held in late November/early December in the beautifully decorated Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. A prelude of music starts at 6:30 p.m. with the service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets Not Required
Tickets are not required for this service, but space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
Tune in on November 30, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. for the livestream of the 2023 Lessons & Carols performance here and on Catawba's YouTube channel.