CELEBRATION OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Kinderhook Reformed Church
Broad and Church Streets (see Map)
At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 20th the annual Celebration of Lessons & Carols will be held at Kinderhook Reformed Church. Included in this popular regional event will be readings, congregational singing, and choral and organ music of the Christmas season.
Nine distinguished readers drawn from the area will be joined by an ensemble of over forty singers under the direction of David Smith. Pastor Rudy Visser will preside. Last year’s event was very enthusiastically received, with over 475 present. Arrival by 3:45 p.m. is recommended. Lessons & Carols will conclude by 5:30 p.m.
All attending will be invited to sing traditional hymns and carols. Choral offerings will include works by Rutter, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Willcocks, and others.
Smith notes that “this event is open to all. Although its format derives from that used at King’s College in Cambridge, England, our Celebration Lessons and Carols has been effectively adapted for Kinderhook, and seems just the thing for a late afternoon in the Christmas season. I am thrilled that so many fine singers from past years will be with us once again.”
Pastor Rudolph Visser observes that “As Kinderhook Reformed Church begins its fourth century we pray that our annual Lessons and Carols will once again be a blessing for all in the community.”
The church is handicapped accessible and parking is available.
For further information please visit www.kinderhookreformedchurch.com or call 518-758-6401