Students perform in Augustana College's Lessons and Carols Print
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Written by Keri Rursch   
Monday, 19 December 2011 15:03

ROCK ISLAND, IL (12/13/2011)(readMedia)-- Augustana College, in Rock Island, Ill., will present the beautiful, traditional Christmas service Lessons and Carols on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Ascension Chapel inside Founders Hall (820 38th St.). This free, public event involves many students and honors Christ's birth through songs and Scripture readings.

The Lessons and Carols service is split between nine "lessons" - biblical passages that chronologically lead to Jesus' birth - and carols performed by the student groups and the audience.

Among the students performing:

Ingrid Schneider, a First Year from Davenport, Iowa, majoring in Undecided.

Angie Cummins, a Junior from Rock Island, Ill., majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Psychology.

Kaleigh Wall, a Junior from Eldridge, Iowa, majoring in Art.

The Handbell Choir, which is open to all Augustana students, will perform prelude music for the service and accompany the singing of Silent Night. The Handbell Choir is directed by Larry Peterson, campus ministries' director of music.

The Chamber Singers is a highly selective choral ensemble, which performs under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, professor in music and director of choral activities. They will perform an assortment of traditional and lesser known Christmas hymns, including a few with audience participation. One selection will be performed by the Augustana Men's Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of student director Cameron Carrara.


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