Dec 8, 2013

Cathedral Choir of Boys and Adults to present Lessons and Carols Dec. 14


 

REGIONAL


(Photo courtesy of Office of Divine Worship)

Staff report

SPRINGFIELD -- The Cathedral Choir of Boys and Adults will present its 14th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, a celebration of light, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 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, percussion, hand bells and organ. Musical selections will vary from choral music by Vivaldi and Handel 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 Diocese 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 413-452-0839 or worship@diospringfield.org.