Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7 PM
The Siena Center Chapel,5635 Erie St., Racine, WI 53402
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4 PM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 305 S. 1st St., Waterford, WI 53185

Johann Sebastian Bach must have treasured Christmas, because he wrote such exquisite music for the season. The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin will present Lessons and Carols featuring music by J.S. Bach. Performances will be offered in two beautiful settings: Saturday, December 3, 2016 in the Siena Center Chapel, 5635 Erie St., Racine, WI, and Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4 PM in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 305 S. 1st St., Waterford, WI

You are warmly invited to delight in the timeless music of J.S. Bach and in the wondrous Christmas story told through meaningful readings. You will experience more than 60 voices singing Bach’s ethereal compositions, enhanced by the sounds of strings, brass, timpani, harpsichord, and organ. The program includes excerpts from several Oratorios, plus “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light,” and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Come and experience the peace and joy of this music. Sing along with familiar hymn tunes, like “O, Little One Sweet” and “How Bright Appears the Morning Star.” Be inspired by texts adapted from the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.  Enjoy treats and fellowship afterwards.

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.

Following the Saturday performance at Siena Center, there will be a “afterglow” featuring live music and English-themed treats. There will be a home-baked cookie reception following the Sunday performance at St. Thomas. Please plan to join us!

Tickets for Lessons and Carols will be available at the door for cash or check made out to Choral Arts Society (Adults $17, Seniors $14, Students $5). The box office will open one hour prior to the performance. Online sales are closed. Thank you!

Tickets may also be purchased at Personal Touch by Julie florists until 4 PM Saturday, 12/3/16.