Festival of Lessons takes stage at Elmhurst College

By Desiree Chen
Elmhurst College
Posted11/29/2019 5:41 PM

The Elmhurst College Festival of Lessons and Carols, a celebration designed to unite the campus and community for the holidays, will feature two performances on Friday, Dec. 6, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave.

Show times are at 4 and 7 p.m. with doors opening a half-hour early to accommodate the expected crowds.


The 7 p.m. service will be livestreamed at bluejaytv.com.

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is an Elmhurst College tradition that bridges the season of Advent and Christmastide.

Held since 1961, it features nine Scriptural readings that tell the story of the birth of the Messiah, interspersed with choral music.

The Elmhurst College choirs will perform time-honored songs to accompany each reading and set the holiday mood.

The event is free. For details, call (630) 617-5186 or visit www.elmhurst.edu.

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