Lessons & Carols Advent Podcast

Our traditional Lessons & Carols service has been transformed into a five-week advent devotional series beginning on Monday, Nov. 30, featuring our middle and upper school choirs singing traditional pieces paired with scripture readings to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. The fifth and final episode will air on Christmas eve.

Episode 5 - Jesus is Born

Scripture: Luke 2: 1; 3-7
Song: "The Hands That First Held Mary's Child" by Troeger; Forrest (Upper School Honors Choir)

Scripture: Luke 2: 8-16
Song: "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow" by Trad. Arr. Simpson  (Middle School Choir)

Scripture: John 1:6-9;14
Song: "God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen" by Trad. Arr. Cox  (Combined Upper and Middle School Choirs)


 

Episode 4 - An Angel Visits Mary

Scripture: Luke 1:26-35; 38
Song: "Do you Hear What I Hear?" Regney/Shane, Arr. Simeone (Middle School Choir)


 

Episode 3 - A Promise of Peace

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-3a; 4a; 6-9
Song: "In Dulci Jubilo" by Dave and Jean Perry (Middle School Choir)
"Psallite" by Praetorius (Upper School Honors Choir)


 

Episode 2 - From the Fall a Savior is Foretold

Scripture: Genesis 3:8-15; 17-19
Song: "Adam Lay Ybounden" by Boris Ord (Upper School Honors Choir)

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2; 6-7 and 40:3-5
Song: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" by Neale/Coffin Arr. Schwoebel (Upper School Honors Choir)


 

Episode 1 - God Created the World

Scripture: Genesis 1:1-3; John 1:1-5
Song: "The Word Was God" by Rosephayne Powell (Upper School Honors Choir)


 

Countdown to Christmas

In place of traditional band and orchestra concerts, instrumental music students will bring the season to life in a musical countdown to Christmas beginning Monday, Nov. 30 with a different Christmas song featured each day between Thanksgiving and Christmas break to hear a new Christmas tune.

US Small Ensemble

Beginning Orchestra

US Small Ensemble

Beginning Band

Fine Arts Faculty

Ukulele

Advanced Band

Chamber Ensemble

Advanced Orchestra

US Small Ensemble

Jazz Band

US Orchestra and Jazz Band

US Orchestra

US Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble


 

Lower School Christmas Chapel

Our Christmas season will conclude with a lower school Christmas chapel on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 8:45 a.m. This event will be livestreamed and include some of the most beloved songs and scripture readings from traditional lower school Christmas programs through the years.