Greensboro College presents its 54th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is invited. A reception will follow in Lea Center in Main Building.
The candlelit Advent worship service includes Scripture readings, liturgy, and performances by the college’s vocal and instrumental musicians under the direction of Jonathan P. Brotherton, professor of music.
The tradition was brought to Greensboro College from King’s Chapel, Cambridge, England, by the late Dr. James Hull, Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Religion and Philosophy.
The service is designed to symbolize the bond between the academic community and the city, and peace within the whole church, as well as the joy and the worship of all during the holiday season.