53rd Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra to Give Reading
What: Led by the Chapel Singers, the Trinity Choir, and the Trinity College Guild of Carillonneurs, the annual Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas celebrates its 53rd year at Trinity College.  The services will be held at the Trinity College Chapel on Sunday, December 2, at two identical services - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will be a reader at the 4 p.m. service, which has ushered in the beginning of the holiday season for many in the Greater Hartford community.  The public is again warmly
invited to attend this free event.  Due to the anticipated crowds, early arrival is encouraged. 
The event will also be broadcast live at www.trincoll.edu/livevideo.
2011 photos: http://bit.ly/XuhgPA

When: Sunday December 2, 2012 ~ 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
 
Where: The Trinity College Chapel on the campus of Trinity College
300 Summit Street, Hartford, Conn. 06106
 
Background:
The Lessons and Carols service is one of Hartford’s oldest continuing traditions of celebrating the upcoming Christmas season, and will include music of the season offered by the Trinity College Chapel Singers (the oldest continuing student group on campus), the Trinity College Concert Choir, and the Trinity College Guild of Carillonneurs.

The service, 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.  In this service, the community hears and receives the story of “God with us” through nine passages of scripture along with carols and anthems of Christmas.  Readers are chosen from among the wider College and Hartford community.  For more on the annual event, visit:  http://bit.ly/UPRkqb

This service is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Priscilla Hooper at 860/297-2012 or by email at Priscilla.Hooper@trincoll.edu.