Dec 13, 2012

Cathedral choir to present Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols Dec. 15



Staff report

SPRINGFIELD – The 13th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, a celebration of light, will be presented by the Cathedral Choir of Boys and Adults on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cathedral, 254 State St., here.

Lessons and Carols is a service of alternating Scripture and song that dates back to the late 19th century. This popular holiday tradition begins in candlelight and will include the cathedral strings, hand bells and organ. Musical selections will vary from choral music by Vivaldi and Mendelssohn to beloved seasonal carols.

For many people, Lessons and Carols at St. Michael’s Cathedral has become an annual tradition. As the official musicians of the Dioceses of Springfield, the choir preserves and promotes the highest artistic standards of cathedral choral traditions from around the world. The choir cultivates excellence in the boys of the choir through education in music theory, and is the only boy and adult choir in the region.

Admission is free and the event is open to all. For more information, contact the Office of Divine Worship at 452-0839 or [email protected].