Nov 30 2018
Dec 02 2018
82nd Annual Service of Lessons and Carols

82nd Annual Service of Lessons and Carols

Presented by Birmingham-Southern College Music Department and Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir at Canterbury United Methodist Church

The annual service, featuring the Birmingham-Birmingham-Southern College Alumni Choir and Concert Choir, is a beloved, longstanding tradition at the college, where the concert was introduced in 1936. The choirs, under the direction of BSC Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music Dr. Lester Seigel ’79, will be joined by organist and BSC Professor Emeritus Dr. James Cook ’68.

The 70-minute program will feature its hallmark mixture of traditional and new carol settings and motets for the season from a variety of eras and styles. The program also includes “My Lord Has Come” by British composer Will Todd, one of today’s most eloquent choral composers. In addition, the choirs will sing spirituals, traditional carol settings, and short works by Healey Willan, Randall Stroope, Ola Gjeilo, and more.

Admission Info


Phone: 205-226-4957


Dates & Times

2018/11/30 - 2018/12/02

Additional time info:

The college’s Office of Alumni Engagement will serve refreshments after the Dec. 2 service in the parlor of the church, and everyone is invited. Childcare is also available at the Sunday service, beginning at 4 p.m., by advance reservation. Please call (205) 874-1546 no later than Nov. 29 to make reservations.

Location Info

Canterbury United Methodist Church

350 Overbrook Road, Birmingham, AL 35213