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Public invited to Lessons and Carols at Webb
Public invited to Lessons and Carols at Webb

The Webb School Chapel will be filled with music, song and fellowship on Dec. 13 during the school's annual celebration of Lessons and Carols. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. A reception will follow in the Grace Follin Dining Hall on The Webb School campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The annual service of Lessons and Carols will include performances by The Webb School Choirs and String Orchestra, as well as the traditional reading of nine Bible passages by select members of the Webb faculty and student body. 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.

"I love the service of Lessons and Carols. It puts the emphasis of the season where it belongs. It is the redemptive story of God's love for mankind," said Janet Linton, Fine Arts Department chair and choir director.

Lessons and Carols is directed and coordinated by L.R. Smith, history faculty and chapel director; Susan Mullen, strings director; Jamie Newberg, light/technical director and Linton.