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Public invited to Lessons and Carols at Webb
Rita Mitchell

The Webb School Chapel will be filled with music, song and fellowship on Dec. 9 during the school's annual celebration of Lessons and Carols. The performance will begin at 6 p.m. A reception will follow in the lobby of the Administration Building. The event is free and open to the public. Masks are required.

The annual service of Lessons and Carols will include performances by The Webb School Choir and String Orchestra, as well as the traditional reading of nine Bible passages by select members of the Webb faculty and staff. The Bible passages tell the story of the fall of mankind, God's redemptive grace and His ultimate gift of Jesus Christ. Webb's Lessons and Carols production is based upon the 1880 service first designed by Archbishop E.W. Benson for use on Christmas Eve in the cathedral at Truro, England.

According to Webb’s longtime history teacher and chapel moderator emeritus, L.R. Smith, it was former Webb director of residential life, George Naron, who started the tradition at the school in the early 1980s.

“This is the beginning of Webb's Christmas season," Smith said. "It puts everything in perspective." 

“This is especially an important year because we are back together, and we can all sing together,” said Janet Linton, Fine Arts Department chair and choir director. “The whole community is brought together by lessons and songs.”

Lessons and Carols is directed and coordinated by Smith, Linton and Susan Mullen, strings director.

You can watch the Lessons and Carols live on YouTube December 9 at 6:00 pm Central Time at the following link

Lessons and Carols - Webb School