St. Timothy Episcopal Church’s Discovers is to have a special Advent/Christmas event of the Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 8.
The event, at 7 p.m. at the church at 871 E. Boundary, is free and open to the public.
It is part of the church’s "St. Tim’s Discovers" music series. Now in its third year, the series honors the talents of Toledo’s creative performing musicians and ensembles in events resonating with the finest musical traditions of the church.
The historic Advent service was established in England at Kings College Cambridge in 1918 and tells the story of the fall of humanity and the promise of the Messiah as told in a series of short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of carols, hymns, and anthems.
Members of the Canterbury Singers USA, the chancel choir of St. Timothy’s Church, and organist Lyle Hecklinger will provide music for the evening under the direction of James Metzler. Assisting will be Nancy Lendrim, principal harpist of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Jeffry Bunke of St. Tim’s.
Incorporated by a small group of Toledo choral musicians, the Canterbury Singers USA is one of the most active American choral organizations singing in residence in English cathedrals.
For information about this service, visit St. Tim's Web site at http://www.saint-timothy.net.