96th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols

Brown University's 96th Annual Service of Lessons and Carols took place Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m. in Sayles Hall on the Main Green. An ancient form of corporate worship during the Christmas season, Lessons and Carols was revived for modern use at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall during the late 19th century and made world famous through the broadcasts and recordings of Kings College Choir, Cambridge, during the mid-20th century. Works of Gabriele, Britten, Grieg, Elgar and others were performed by University Organist Mark Steinbach; the Brown University Chorus, directed by Frederick Jodry; and the Brown Brass Quartet. Biblical texts were read by representatives of Brown's student body, faculty and administration.