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A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols, 12/22/20, 3:00pm (rpt 12/24/20, 11:00pm)

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Daniel Fischer
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Third Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir

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.

Tune in for A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols recorded at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York during the 2019 Holiday Season, under the direction of organist/choirmaster Peter DuBois, who is known to public radio listeners across the country as the host of With Heart and Voice. The one-hour program consists of the traditional readings and music by Paul Manz, Kim Andre Arnesen, CV Stanford, Morten Lauridsen and John Rutter.

Third Presbyterian’s Chancel Choir is recognized for its performance of English Church Music. The choir includes both professional and talented amateur singers, drawing on the rich talent of the Eastman School of Music, the local musical community, and the congregation of Third Presbyterian Church.