Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols

Candlelight Service

December 12, 2023

7 p.m.

Edith Memorial Chapel

Join us for a night of readings, musical performances, and community singing. The service features readings, musical performances from the Lawrentians and the Lawrenceville Singers. The service closes with a moving benediction, wishing fellowship, peace, and love to all.
Lessons and Carols

Order of Service

Organ Prelude
Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No.6
Louis Vierne
Stephen S. Murray, Head of School
O Come, All Ye Faithful / Adeste Fideles
Bidding Prayer
Reverend Violet Lee, Chaplain
Gaudete / Rejoice, Rejoice, Christ is Born of Mary the Virgin
Anonymous (15th Century)
The First Lesson
Genesis 3:1-15, Adam and Eve Rebel Against God and are Cast Out of the Garden of Eden
Read by Elizabeth Strong '24
Sussex Carol
Traditional English Carol
The Second Lesson
Isaiah 40:1-11, God Comforts God's People and Calls on them to Prepare for Redemption
Read by Sean McClean '24
Noel Nouvelet / Noel Comes Anew, Let us Sing Noel
Traditional French Carol
The Third Lesson
Micah 5:2-4, The One Who is to Rule Israel will be Born in the Village of Bethlehem
Read by Alison Stewart y Fonseca P'12
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Traditional German Carol
The Fourth Lesson
Isaiah 7:10-15, God Promises that a Child shall be Conceived who will be Known as "God with Us"
Read by Margaret Blundin '24
A New Noel
Travis L. Boyd
The Fifth Lesson
Luke 1:26-38, The Angel Gabriel Announces to the Virgin Mary that she will Bear the Son of the Most High
Read by Andrew Yang '26
Choose Something Like a Star
Robert Frost, Come in and Other Poems, VII (1943)
Performed by Randall Thompson '16
Invitation to the Carol
Silent Night / Stille Nacht
Closing Remarks
Stephen S. Murray H’54 ’55 ’63 ’65 ’16 P’16 ’21, Head of School
The Reverend Violet L. D. Lee, Ph.D., Chaplain
Organ Postlude
Carillon - Sortie
Henri Mulet
Lessons and Carols


The Lawrentians

Willem Anton ’26
Jasper Bligh ’26
Bastian Bocklage ’26
Louise Carroll ’26
Ryan Ding ’25
Aiden Dufford ’26
Tyler Dzbenski ’25
Eloise Eastland ’26
Celine Fong ’25
Lily Hager ’24
Nicole Halucka ’26
Eric Han ’24
Morgan Hendler ’24
Justin Hogue ’25
Thalia Honorat ’24
Tarak Jayachandran ’24
Sonia Lackey ’25
Aiden Li ’26
Anna O’Keefe ’24
Emily Piggee ’24
Anika Ponnambalam ’25
Charles Potter ’25
Simi Rath ’26
Constance Sharp ’24
Cindy Shum ’24
Charlie Vachris ’24
Daphne Volpp ’24
Sydney Wang ’25
Claire Wu ’25
Gavin Yoon ’25


Lessons and Carols


The Lawrenceville Singers

Sophia Abi-Atme ’27
Anna Androulakis ’26
Miu Baholyodhin ’26
Blair Bartlett ’27
Shloka Chodhari ’26
Henry Cohen ’27
Duru Develioglu ’27
Brenner Emo ’27
Jael Gaines ’26
Mahika Kasarabada ’26
Sophia Kohmann ’24
Ethan Lee ’27
John Lee ’27
Luli Mitchell ’27
Isaac Moon ’27
Braedon Owen ’26
Clare Pei ’26
Katherine Qiu ’27
Nico Romero Durand ’27
Alexander Salgado-Lozhkin ’26
Sathvik Samant ’26
Lyla Shaver ’27
Emilie Shen ’26
Sonia Shum ’27
Cody Suh ’27
Celestine Sutter ’27
Madison Sylvan ’26
Story Taylor ’27
Talia Thomas ’27
Marcus Tsai ’27
Sam Vachris ’27
Jack Wade ’26
Joshua Wang ’27
Gloria Yu ’26