The Kentucky Wesleyan Singers and Brass Choir will present the 11th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3 at St. Stephen Cathedral.
The 2020 program was virtual due to the pandemic but is returning to an in-person event this year.
“We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to present the Festival of Lessons & Carols to our community in the glorious St. Stephen Cathedral, and our students are excited about the return of the live event,” said Associate Professor of Music Dennis Jewett will direct the Wesleyan Singers.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at kwc.edu or by calling Peggie Greer at 270-852-3117. They may also be purchased at the door.
Dr. Patrick Stuckemeyer, assistant professor of music and band, will direct the Wesleyan Brass Choir. James Wells, director of music at St. Stephen, will provide accompaniment. Dr. James Cousins, provost and vice president of academic affairs, will narrate the program.
The Festival of Lessons & Carols, a tradition that began in England on Christmas Eve in 1880, weaves scripture readings and carols of the season in homage to the birth of Christ. A version of the festival began at King’s College, Cambridge, in 1918, and is broadcast worldwide every Christmas Eve.
Following guidance from the Diocese of Owensboro, masks are strongly recommended.