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Service of Lessons and Carols at the Mount Allison ChapelDecember 2, 2018
Once again, Christmas preparations begin with the Mount Allison University Chapel Advent service. The observance of the season, in many places, starts with a service of traditional scripture lessons and carols. This year, the Lessons and Carols service at the Chapel will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 2nd.
This afternoon service features the singing of the Elliott Chorale, an SATB chamber choir directed by Dr. Gayle h. Martin, Associate Professor of Music at Mount Allison. Dr. Martin is University Organist and teacher of organ performance and conducting; she is also director of the Music Department choral ensembles.
The service will focus on the traditional Advent lessons, which tell the good news of Christmas in the promises of the prophets and the announcements of the angels, as well as the familiar narratives from the gospels of Luke and Matthew telling of Jesus’ birth and the visits made by shepherds and wise men. The featured choral music is a Magnificat, in a setting by Canadian composer Imant Raminsh. Familiar congregational carols will also be sung.
The service is open to everyone, and the university community and public are invited to come and share in all the joy and wonder of the celebrations of the season in the Chapel. As has become tradition, donations for the local foodbank are welcomed at the entrance to the Chapel. For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at (506) 364-2227, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Department of Music at (506) 364-2374, email@example.com.