Bates offers ‘Lessons and Carols’ program

Bates College marks the Christmas season with “A Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols,” a program featuring vocal and instrumental music and seasonal readings led by the Rev. William Blaine-Wallace, Bates’ recently appointed multifaith chaplain.

The service takes place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Bates College Chapel, 275 College St. It is open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 207-786-8272.

Performers include three student vocal groups, the Crosstones, Merimanders and Northfield; jazz guitarist John Smedley, a member of the physics faculty; and violinist Hilary Ginsburg, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo. Organist for the service is Andrew Shenton, James R. Houghton Scholar of Sacred Music at Boston University and an internationally acclaimed musician.

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