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A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols 2021

Rochester Festival of L&C

Wednesday 12/15 at noon; repeated Friday 12/24 at 11:00pm

One of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season is the Festival of Lessons and Carols, a service made famous at King’s College in Cambridge, England. The Festival tells the Christmas story in words and music, and is presented all over the world in many languages and variations.

The one-hour program will consist of the traditional readings that were selected by King’s College Dean Eric Milner White in 1918, and music by Carson Cooman, Harold Darke, Herbert Howells, Herbert Murrill, Norman Luboff, Dan Locklair, and Jonathan Dove.

The music was recorded (compilation of previous years) at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York under the direction of organist/choirmaster Peter DuBois.

Henry Gauntlett: Once in Royal David’s City
Carson Cooman: Adam lay ybounden
Harold Darke: In the Bleak Midwinter
Howells: A Spotless Rose
Herbert Murrill: Magnificat in E
Norman Luboff: Still, Still, Still
Dan Locklair: Calm on the Listening Ear
Jonathan Dove: Star Song