Hamilton College to host Christmas Service of Lessons, Carols Dec. 5


CLINTON — Hamilton College will host its annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in the College Chapel.  

The event is free. All attendees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, and masks are required indoors. 

The event will feature musical selections by Tapestry: Chamber Singing Ensemble, directed by Hamilton College Professor of Music Emeritus G. Robert Kolb, and the Hamilton College Brass Ensemble, directed by Hamilton Music Professor Heather Buchman.

The service will be co-officiated by the Rev. Jeffrey H. McArn, college chaplain, and Catholic Chaplain Dr. Peter El Hachem, with the assistance of readers and candle bearers from the Hamilton College student body. A reception with Christmas cookies and punch will follow the service upstairs in the chapel. 

The tradition of the Service of Lessons and Carols dates back to Christmas Eve of 1918 at Cambridge University in England. Planned by the new Dean of King’s College, fresh from his role as army chaplain in World War I, the service has become a tradition for several colleges across the world.

For more information contact the Rev. McArn at 315-859-4130 or by email jmcarn@hamilton.edu, or check the web at http://www.hamilton.edu/college/chaplain.


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