679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06119
Candlelight Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
An amazing start to the Advent season, with 220 in attendance!
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The St. John’s Adult and Youth Choirs;
Scott Lamlein, organist and choirmaster.
In the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge, prepare your soul for the Christmas miracle with carols for choir and organ. This event is a long-standing tradition at St. John’s – a “must” to center your soul during the Advent season.
This concert is free admission, suggested donation $20, no tickets required. A reception follows in the church hall with an art show by local artist Lisa Bell, whose art is inspired by liturgy, music, and scripture.
2016 Event details:
Congregational Hymns: Once in royal David’s City (Irby, descant Halley); The first nowell (The First Nowell, descant Willcocks); O come all ye faithful (Adeste Fideles, descant Willcocks)
Carols by the Choir:
Darke: In the bleak midwinter
Poston: Jesus Christ the apple tree
Willcocks: Sussex carol
Vaughan Williams: The blessed Son of God only
Praetorius/Distler: Es ist ein ros’ entsprungen
Biebl: Ave Maria
Vaughan Williams: No sad thought his soul affright
Chilcott: Shepherd’s Carol
Tavener: The Lamb