Catawba College Music Department Presents Twenty-Third Annual Service of Lessons and Carols
November 12, 2010;For the twenty-third consecutive year, the Catawba College Department of Music presents its annual Service of Lessons and Carols. Members of the general public are invited to attend on Thursday, December 2 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. A Tuesday, November 30 performance is for invited guests of the College.
Again this year, Paul E. Oakley, Catawba College's Artist-in-Residence in Music, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist, will serve as artistic director and principal conductor of this popular event.
The annual Service of Lessons and Carols is a widely anticipated community event that has played to full houses in recent years. Tickets, although free to the public, are required for all who plan to attend and requests are limited to four tickets per individual. For tickets, contact the College Development Office at (704) 637-4396 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A prelude of Christmas music will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the Service of Lessons and Carols starting at 7:00 p.m. The service is based on the famous ritual that originated at King's College in Cambridge, England, 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.
Shuttles to the Service will be offered beginning at 5:30 p.m. from the Robertson College-Community Center, the Ketner Hall and the Shuford Stadium parking lots on campus. After the Service, the shuttles will also be available to return guests to their vehicles.