A Festival of Lessons & Carols for Christmas

December 17, 2017

Mountainside Baroque

Mountainside Baroque's 7th season will continue on Sunday, December 17, at 5pm, with its annual "Festival of Lessons and Carols." As before, the event will take place at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish on Washington Street in Cumberland, Maryland. For the fifth consecutive year, The Scholars of St. Cecilia, Mountainside Baroque's resident chamber choir, will "ring in" the Christmas season with their annual "Festival of Lessons and Carols" featuring seasonal music, traditional carols and readings by local clergy and officials. Though the Festival of Lessons and Carols derives from Anglican roots, it has become a highly anticipated seasonal celebration in our wider religious community. In recognition of these common values, and the diversity of churches and institutions in the Tri-State area, Sunday's ecumenical event will include clergy as well as educational and civic representatives. This year's readers will include, among others: FSU President Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, West Virginia Lutheran Bishop Matthew Riegel, Father James Watson, Circuit Court Clerk Dawne Lindsey, Ryan Viands, Rev. Caroline Kelly, Rev. Dr. Marsha Spain Bell, and Rev. Martha MacGill.The event is free and open to the public, though a free-will offering will be received. For the most up to date information, visit the www.mountainsidebaroque.org (or call 301-338-2940). Mountainside Baroque, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is funded in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council, The Naylor Family Trust Fund of The Community Trust Foundation, the City of Cumberland, and many individual and corporate sponsors.

Event Website: https://www.mountainsidebaroque.org/carols