The 64th annual Trinity College Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
The annual Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols marks the beginning of the holiday season for the Greater Hartford community. Through the reading of nine lessons, each followed by the singing of a carol, the Christmas story is recounted and celebrated. This service is offered to all as a moment of comfort and hope.
No tickets are required to attend in-person at 4:00 or 7:00 p.m. An audio recording of the 4:00 p.m. service is now available here. Click here to download a PDF of this year’s program.
This year’s Festival celebrates Trinity College’s Bicentennial with special musical offerings to mark the occasion. Four works by “Trinity Composers” honor the college’s unique musical legacy, alongside newer compositions that enrich our vibrant tradition.
A freewill offering will be taken to support Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City through the Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, Hands on Hartford’s Backpack Nutrition Program (in collaboration with the Trinity Homelessness Project), and the Chaplain’s Discretionary Fund (to support Trinity College students in need). To contribute by credit card or PayPal, visit this link and add your offering in the gift amount box. Enter “Chaplain’s Discretionary Fund” in the designation comment box, and fill out your personal information. At the bottom of the screen, select your payment method.
The Chapel Singers
Trinity College Gospel Choir
Ellen Dickinson, carillon
Vaughn Mauren ’07, Madison Thompson ’25, and Chris Yi ’26, organ
Christopher Houlihan ’09, director of music
The Reverend Marcus George Halley, chaplain to the college
The Right Reverend Jeffrey W. Mello,
16th Bishop Diocesan, The Episcopal Church in Connecticut