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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Dec 06

This year, in order to safely bring the sounds of Christmas to our community, the Department of Music & Theatre will be presenting a collaborative virtual concert titled ‘A Festival of Lessons & Carols.’

A tradition that originated at King’s College in Cambridge in the late 19th Century, this extended program will feature nine biblical lessons read by members of the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Sisters of Providence communities, with supportive musical offerings of those lessons performed by our SMWC choral and instrumental ensembles.

This recorded compilation performance will air on the SMWC Department of Music and Theatre YouTube Channel (and be shared via our social media prior to the start time) at 4 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, Dec. 6, and will be accessible to the general public for 48 hours. We will post the performance again on Christmas Eve and it will be accessible throughout Christmas Day.

Ensemble Directors

  • Michael Boswell, Director of SMWC Chorale, Madrigals, and Woods Vocal Ensemble
  • John McIntyre, Director of Chamber Ensemble and instrumental offerings
  • Video and camera: Anthony Dinkel, Production Manager and Technical Director