Trinity College Chapel Hosts Annual ‘Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols’

Free Event on December 4 Marks the Beginning of the Holiday Season

​Hartford, Connecticut, December 1, 2016 –

WHAT: The annual Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols celebrates the beginning of the holiday season for hundreds in the Greater Hartford community. The service will include music of the season offered by the Trinity College Chapel Singers – the oldest continuing student group on campus – and the Trinity College Concert Choir. Boston-based composer Patrick Greene composed a piece for this occasion, titled "Logos" which is a setting of the Prologue to the Gospel of John. Additional music will feature organ, strings, harp, and timpani. Trinity College warmly invites the public to attend the free event. The free will offering will support student leadership in building bridges through interfaith cooperation and in refugee resettlement through partnership with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS).

WHEN: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Trinity College Chapel

                        300 Summit St., Hartford, CT, 06106

                       (For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.) 


This program, also known as the Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, is a tradition followed by Anglican and other Christian churches worldwide. Trinity began conducting this service in 1958, following the Anglican ceremony established at Kings College in Cambridge, England, in 1918. The community hears and receives the story of “God with us” through nine passages of scripture along with carols and anthems of Christmas during the service.