Joy for your whole family
Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:00 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
305 S. 1st St., Waterford, WI 53185
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 PM
5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402
Bask in the wonder of the Christmas story, as told through ancient readings and evocative music. To honor the 100th Anniversary of The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, our selections will be drawn from a BBC list of the 25 greatest hymns and carols of all time. We will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the composition of “Silent Night” with an especially lovely version of this cherished carol. Outstanding baritone Nicholas Barootian will be guest soloist in works by Cornelius and Howells. You’re warmly invited to join us for these historic presentations in two of the area’s most beautiful venues. Listen, sing along, and share fellowship as we welcome the advent of a season of hope and love.
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols originated in a wooden structure which served as the cathedral in Truro in 1880. It was popularized by its use in the Chapel of Kings College, Cambridge beginning in 1918.
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This concert is supported in part by a grant from Racine Arts Council’s ArtSeed Grants Program, funded by The Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Real Racine, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.