Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols

Candlelight Service

December 14, 2021

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Edith Memorial Chapel

Led by School Chaplain Sue Anne Steffey Morrow H'12, the service features readings by Justin Hogue '25, Stacey Saavedra '24, Liza Strong '24, Grant Sheuh '23, Meagan Ma '22, 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. The Reverend Doctor Greg B. Jones, Lawrenceville's Hallelujah Chaplain, closes the service with a moving benediction, wishing fellowship, peace, and love to all.
Lessons and Carols

Order of Service

Organ Prelude
Chorale Fantasy on From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
Johann Pachelbel
Sue Anne Steffey Morrow H'12
O Come, All Ye Faithful / Adeste Fideles
Bidding Prayer
Ad Astra / To the Stars...Reach, Rise Upward
Jacob Narverud
The First Lesson
Isaiah 9:2-7, The Prophet Describes the Nature of the Messiah
Justin Hogue '25
White Christmas
Irving Berlin, arr. Ed Lojecski
Performed by Roan McDonald '23, Baritone
The Second Lesson
Luke 1:26-38, The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary
Stacey Saavedra '24, Liza Strong '24, and Grant Sheuh '23
Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
German Carol, arr. Howard Helvey
The Third Lesson
Luke 2:1-7, The Gospel Tells the Story of the Birth of Jesus
Meagan Ma '22
Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant / He is Born, the Heav'nly Child
French Carol, arr. Audrey Snyder
The Fourth Lesson
Luke 2:8-16, The Shepherds Hasten to Bethlehem
Stephen S. Murray H'54 '55 '65 '16 P'16 '21
Words by Edward Esch, Music by Eric Whitacre
Invitation to the Carol
Silent Night / Stille Nacht
Rev. Dr. Greg B. Jones
Organ Postlude
Sortie Toccata
Theodore Dubois
Lessons and Carols

Head Ushers

Piper Harrell '22
Amelie Wickham '22
Carina Beritela '22
Alexis Gonzalez '22


Maggie Blundin '24
Rory Connor '22
Hugh Devine '23
Gray Devine '25
Campbell Fitzhugh '22
Elijah Ojo '23
Annabelle Owusu '22
Juliette Peel '22
Coco Sandoval Rodriguez '22
Mandy Vogel '22
Lessons and Carols


The Lawrentians

Caroline Bednar '22
Andrew Boanoh '23
Celia Cangiano '22
Yee Xin Cher '22
Kelsie Choi '22
Jack Chou '23
Kate Dillard '22
Kajal Dongre '22
Yendi Foo '22
Lilly Gessner '23
Emily Hammond '23
Eric Han '24
Thalia Honorat '24
Sam Huh '23
Ryan Kanungo '22
Sneha Kondru '22
Alistair Lam '23
Minh Le Tran '22
Jackson Lee '23
Roan McDonald '23
Anna O'Keefe '24
Jack Patel '23
Peter Sackey '22
Constance Sharp '24
Eric Suh '22
Isabel Sung '22
Tesla Thomas '22
Scarlett Turnbull '23
Charlie Vachris '24
Daphne Volpp '24
Hugo Yu '22


Lessons and Carols


The Lawrenceville Singers

Praachi Chakraborty '23
Lily Hager '24
Justin Hogue '25
Tarak Jayachandran '24
Sonia Lackey '25
Nathan Luo '25
Sonia Ivancic '25
Alex Mykhantso '23
Emily Pigee '24
Anika Ponnambalam '25
Cindy Shum '24
Clementine Sutter '25
Christabelle Sutter '23
Sydney Wang '25
Claire Wu '25