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All are welcome to enjoy festive music of the holiday season at the Festival of Nine Christmas Lessons and Carols at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Gail Gong/Courtesy photo

Music

St. Martin’s celebrates the season with joyous music

By From page A6 | December 14, 2011

The joint choirs of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will present the Festival of Nine Christmas Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, in the newly refurbished and redecorated church at 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis.

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is a particularly Anglican Christmas tradition, but many carols are familiar to all. The first festival was held on Christmas Eve 1918.

St. Martin’s choirs will start the music in the traditional Kings College, Cambridge, style which begins with the carol, “Once in Royal David’s City.”

Music director Gerard Montana explained, “Every year the choice of carols varies with a selection of familiar traditional and new contemporary styles.”

St. Martin’s welcomes all to spend a little time during the holiday rush enjoying the joyous music of the season. Parking is available and a festive holiday reception will follow the program in the parish hall. A free-will offering will be taken.

Special to The Enterprise

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