A new liturgical year brings special musical offerings and compelling reasons to invite someone to join you at Bethesda.
This Sunday, December 4, we will celebrate Advent with its own Lessons & Carols. Like its Christmas cousin, we will hear lessons and sing great hymns of the season. Organ preludes will begin at 3:40 p.m. Choral music will include part of Bach’s cantata “Wachet auf” [Sleepers, wake!].
Bring the whole neighborhood to our fabulous Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. The orchestra, Bethesda Choir, and soloists will perform beautiful carols, including excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. We’ll all sing favorite carols with the orchestra. Tickets are $25: priority seating at bbts.org, or a suggested donation at the door.
Christmas Eve Eucharists will include the Pageant at 4:00 p.m., and a full choral prelude at both 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. There’ll be incense at the late service only. On Christmas morning, there will be just one service, which will be at 11:00 a.m. with full choir.
On the Sunday after Christmas, January 1, join the congregational Carol Service at 9:00 a.m. or the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at 11:00 a.m.
And we are all eagerly awaiting the return of the Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival on Saturday, January 7, at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 8, at 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $25: priority seating at bbts.org, or a suggested donation at the door.
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Associate for Music and Liturgy