Long Island students, faculty and staff are invited to kick off the Christmas season with “Lessons and Carols” Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Muriel & Virginia Pless Center.
This time-honored tradition features scripture readings paired with beautiful carols. The evening will include performances by St. Joseph’s students and faculty, with sing-along portions welcoming audience participation.
Some of the groups expected to perform are St. Joseph’s Long Island Campus Chorus, the Instrumental Ensemble, The Sharps, Campus Ministries and the Sign Language Club. St. Joseph’s President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., will perform two songs, including one of his own original works, with the Long Island Campus Chorus.
The president’s Latin motet puts music to the words of St. Magnus Felix Ennodius, “Christe Precamur Annue,” written in the 6th century.
Anna Malzone, a senior music lecturer and director of the Long Island Campus’ Council for the Arts, said, “The students have been working so hard on some beautiful and unique Christmas pieces for this event and can’t wait to perform!”
This celebration is organized and hosted by Campus Ministry, Student Life and the Lessons and Carols Committee.
“It is so exciting to continue and hopefully grow this special tradition that has been a treasured part of St. Joseph’s history,” Malzone said.
Festive refreshments will be served after the caroling.