The KWC Choral Program will present its 4th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols on Dec. 4, 5 and 6. Performances on Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5 will be at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Cathedral. The performance on Saturday, Dec. 6, will be at 4 p.m. at Third Baptist Church.
The Festival of Lessons and Carols, a tradition begun in England on Christmas Eve in 1880, weaves scripture readings and carols of the season in stirring homage to the birth of Christ. A much-beloved version of the festival began at King’s College, Cambridge, in 1918, and is broadcast world-wide every Christmas Eve.
The reading of seasonal scriptural lessons by members of the Wesleyan community will interweave with favorite congregational carols and anthems sung by the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers and Kantorei Chamber Singers. Choral selections will include music by Maurice Duruflé, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Biebl and Alice Parker. The choirs are directed by Dr. Bradley Naylor, assistant professor of music, and are accompanied by Professor Joy Malone, staff collaborative pianist at the college.
For reservations, contact Peggie Greer at 270-852-3117. The admission fee is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.