Choir to Lead Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols

The College Choir will lead a Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols in the Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. Hamilton Professor of Music G. Roberts Kolb will direct the choir. The service is free and open to the public.

Hamilton welcomes the local community to this service. Clergy from local churches will participate, and we invite parishioners from those churches as well as the campus community and the general public to join in the celebration of the Advent season.

fficiating over the service will be Chaplain Jeffrey H. McArn with the assistance of readers and candle bearers from the student body. A reception with Christmas cookies, punch and coffee will follow the service upstairs in the chapel.

The tradition of the Service of Lessons and Carols dates back to Christmas Eve of 1918 and Cambridge University in England. Planned by the new Dean of King’s College, fresh from his role as army chaplain in World War I, the service has become a tradition for many colleges across the world.
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