Lessons and Carols, Holiday Choral Concert
Austin College’s annual Service of Lessons and Carols will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 1, in Wynne Chapel. On Friday, December 2, the Austin College Department of Music continues the sounds of the season with a Holiday Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Wynne Chapel. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Service of Lessons and Carols will include Hebrew and Christian scriptures, carols, anthems, a candle-lighting ceremony, and presentations by the Austin College Chorale and the Consort. College Chaplain John Williams will officiate at the service. A number of other students, staff, and faculty will participate in the readings, including sophomore Annalise Kean of Arlington, Texas; senior Danielle Matise of Plano, Texas; and Brent Butler of Aramark Services.
The Holiday Choral Concert will feature performances by the Austin College A Cappella Choir, Austin College Chorale, The Quartette, and the Consort. Wayne Crannell, associate professor of music, is Austin College’s director of vocal/choral music. The performance also will feature Nick Timmerman, 2011 graduate and assistant conductor, of Carrollton, Texas, and junior Jessica Carlson, student conductor, of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.