Festival of Lessons and Carols celebrates Christ's birth

Date Posted: December 8, 2010

MILWAUKEE – The Festival of Lessons and Carols, a service that celebrates the birth of Christ in word and song, will be held Sunday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in the Wisconsin Lutheran College Chapel.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols is a traditional service of scripture and song that traces its roots back to England. This service has been sung annually by the King’s College Choir of Cambridge on Christmas Eve since 1918 and is often heard around the world.

The Wisconsin Lutheran College service is comprised of lessons read by members of the college community and features the singing group Revelation, the handbell choir Tower Ringers, and the praise band Not Unto Us.

The service is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. in the chapel, which is located inside the Gary J. Greenfield Administration Building, 8800 West Bluemound Road. Free underground parking will be available, and a light reception will follow the concert. For more information call the campus ministry office at (414) 443-8750.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that is recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets.