Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols

Candlelight Service

December 13, 2022


Edith Memorial Chapel

Join us for a night of readings, musical performances, and community singing, led by School Chaplain Phil Jordan and Protestant Minister Aaron Twitchell. The service features readings by Victor Zhu '23, Elon Cooper '23, Eli Lacey '25, Chelsea Lim '24, Liza Strong '24, and Head of School Stephen S. Murray H'54 '55 '65 '16 P'16 '21. Musical performances from the Lawrentians and the Lawrenceville Singers will be lead by Director of Music Robert Palmer and accompanied by School Organist Thomas Goeman. Reverend Aaron Twitchell closes the service with a moving benediction, wishing fellowship, peace, and love to all.
Lessons and Carols

Order of Service

Organ Prelude
Praeludium in D Major
Dietrich Buxtehude
Phil Jordan
O Come, All Ye Faithful / Adeste Fideles
Bidding Prayer
En Natus est Emmanuel / Lo, Emmanuel is Born
Michael Praetorius
The First Lesson
Isaiah 9:2-7, The Prophet Describes the Nature of the Messiah
Read by Victor Zhu '23
Silver Bells
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Roan McDonald '23, Baritone
The Second Lesson
Luke 1:26-38, The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary
Read by Elon Cooper '23, Eli Lacey '25, and Chelsea Lim '24
A la Nanita Nana
Traditional Spanish Carol
Performed by Ian Lee '24, Trumpet
The Third Lesson
Luke 2:1-7, The Gospel Tells the Story of the Birth of Jesus
Read by Liza Strong '24
And the Glory of the Lord
G.F. Handel
The Fourth Lesson
Luke 2:8-16, The Shepherds Hasten to Bethlehem
Read by Stephen S. Murray H'54 '55 '65 '16 P'16 '21
Still, Still, Still
Austrian Carol
Invitation to the Carol
Silent Night / Stille Nacht
Aaron Twitchell
Organ Postlude
Chorale Fantasy on "From Heaven Above to Earth I Come"
Johann Pachelbel
Lessons and Carols


The Lawrentians

Andrew Boanoh '23
Jack Chou '23
Ryan Ding '25
Tyler Dzbenski '25
Celine Fong '25
Lilly Gessner '23
Lily Hager '24
Emily Hammond '23
Eric Han '24
Morgan Hendler '24
Justin Hogue '25
Sam Huh '23
Tarak Jayachandran '24
Sonia Lackey '25
Alistair Lam '23
Roan McDonald '23
Sasha Mykhantso '23
Noha Naaimi '24
Anna O’Keefe '24
Jack Patel '23
Emily Piggee '24
Anika Ponnambalam '25
Charles Potter '25
Constance Sharp '24
Grant Shueh '23
Cindy Shum '24
Christabelle Sutter '23
Charlie Vachris '24
Daphne Volpp '24
Sydney Wang '25
Claire Wu '25


Lessons and Carols


The Lawrenceville Singers

Anna Androulakis '26
Jasper Bligh '26
Bastian Bocklage '26
Shloka Chodhari '26
Mila Cooper '26
Niki Das '26
Neel Das '26
Eloise Eastland '26
Sarah Fernandes '26
Jael Gaines '26
Nicole Halucka '26
Mahika Kasarabada '26
Emma Marston '25
Braedon Owen '26
Simran Rath '26
Alexander Salgado-Lozhkin '26
Sathvik Samant '26
Aayushi Saxena '26
Emilie Shen '26
Clementine Sutter '25
Madison Sylvan '26
Jack Wade '26
Gloria Yu '26