125th Candlelight Service at St. George’s Church, an historic service of lessons and carols
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 4pm
Our tradition of a Christmas festival has developed and grown throughout the long history of St. George’s Church — a New York City Episcopal congregation since 1749.
This year we celebrate our 125th Candlelight Service, which is modeled after the “Festival of Lessons and Carols” service — introduced in 1880 at Truro Cathedral in England by the Bishop, Edward White Benson, who became famous for this order of service and went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1883.
Here across the ocean: The Rev. Dr. William S. Rainsford brought our American Christmas Festival into St. George’s Christmas celebrations a few years after he became rector of this New York parish in 1883. An inclusive rector, who wanted to improve the quality of life in the community he eliminated the requisite “pew fee” (associated with prosperous churches in the city) in order to open the doors of the church to all. St. George’s does not charge for its Christmas concert-service, and the Candlelight Service continues to be free.
In 1908 Homer Norris, the organist, directed the special Christmas musical service, and Dr. Brickhead, the new parish rector, gave the address for what was billed as “The Children of Bethlehem” and “A Mystery” play in two parts. One hundred children of St. George’s congregation sang with the support of adult soloists and the Russian Symphony Orchestra in the city.
Under the composer and music director Calvin Hampton, Candlelight transformed into an celebrated community affair filled with innovation and creativity including one year a theatrical vignette where a great star à la “Sputnik” traversed the Christmas night sky via a wire-rig.
This year on December 8th, The Parish of Calvary-St. George’s in The City of New York will continue its Christmas tradition with the 125th Candlelight Service beginning with a prelude at 3:40pm. Our Candlelight carol service will then begin at 4pm. It is free, and all are invited; but come early as it is very popular in the community and no seats are ticketed.
Music presented by Calvary~St. George’s Choir, Orchestra, and Soloists
Music Director: Kamel Boutros
Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Jacob A. Smith
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