College Community to Celebrate A Festival of Lessons and Carols on December 2

The annual on-campus Christmas tradition includes songs of the season.

Lessons and Carols singersOn Sunday, December 2, Manhattan College’s singers and orchestra will host A Festival of Lessons and Carols, an annual celebration of songs and reflections leading up to Christmas.

Doors open at 3 p.m., preludes begin at 3:30 p.m. and the full program will start at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone, including all students, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community. No tickets are required.

Lessons and Carols is an hour-long event that combines popular Christmas carols and Advent hymns with Scripture readings and contemporary musical arrangements. The College orchestra will also accompany selections of choral music by Mozart, Handel and Rutter.

For more information about the Festival of Lessons and Carols, please contact Andrew Bauer, director of music and coordinator of performing arts, at or (718) 862-7254.

By Pete McHugh