My favorite time of year at Sewanee was always right about this time of year.
The exams were over. We were experiencing a real season (which we call Winter) unlike the 74 degrees I have here in Charleston as I write this...and, of course, Lessons and Carols.
Log in, enjoy.
Listen to Sewanee's Lessons and Carols Online
Dec. 20 and 21, 8 p.m. CSTSewanee invites you to listen to a recording of the 47th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, held in All Saints' Chapel, December 2-3, 2006. The recording of this year's service will be web-cast twice: at 8 p.m. CST on Wednesday December 20 and at 8 p.m. CST on Thursday December 21. (See information at the end of this email on how to listen online.)
The annual service is based on the King's College Chapel (Cambridge University) program begun in 1918. Biblical readings and holy music combine to illuminate man's creation and Jesus' salvation. The readings are consistent from year to year, but most of the music changes each December. Certain pieces remain cherished traditions, like the opening call. Others, like the piece after the Genesis reading, evoke different emotional facets of each text.
The University Choir is comprised of undergraduate students, some with years of singing experience and others with little musical background. An intense rehearsal schedule prepares the choir to sing weekly Sunday services; monthly Evensongs; special choral performances; and summer tours of the US, Canada, and England.
To access the 2006 Festival of Lessons and Carols Web-cast:
(Web-cast only on Wednesday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time and Thursday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST)
This recording requires one of the following software programs:
iTunes, Winamp, or Windows Media Player.
Under "Advanced" on the menu bar, click on "Open Stream..."
When prompted to enter a URL type:
and click "OK."
For Winamp:Click in the upper left corner of the Winamp window.
Select "Play" then "URL." When prompted to enter a URL type:
and click "Open."
For Windows Media Player:
Click CTRL and U on the keyboard. When prompted to enter a URL type:
and click "OK."