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St. James Episcopal Church presents ‘A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols,’ all welcome

Sunday, Dec. 16, 4 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—St. James Episcopal Church will present “A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.

The choir of St. James, Woodstock, is proud to continue its annual tradition of presenting this special Christmas service on this, the 100th anniversary of its inception. In keeping with the style of King’s College, Cambridge, there will be a series of nine readings or “lessons” from the Bible, paired with carols for both choir and congregation.

“For many, the season of Christmas is not complete without this service as part of their holiday,” said Dr. Jim Lorenz, St. James’ organist and choir director. “While there is often something new included, there are also a great number of well-­loved Christmas carols.”

This year’s program will include traditional favorites as well as newer compositions by such composers as Howells, Biebl, Darke, Bass, Cleobury, and Manz.

The public is warmly invited to this free concert. Light refreshments in the Parish Hall will follow the concert.

For more information, visit The church is located at 2 St. James Place, Woodstock.

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