Chapel to Host Annual ‘Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols’ on Sunday, December 6

Free Event at Trinity College Marks the Beginning of the Holiday Season

Hartford, Connecticut, December 2, 2015 –

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, accompanied by organ, strings, and oboe. Trinity College warmly invites the public to attend the free event. A free will offering will be taken to benefit Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, a non-profit that helps refugees and other displaced persons establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut's communities.

When: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 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.) 

Background: 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.