Friday, December 6th, 2013, 7:00 pm
Collegium Musicum and Cantores Musicae Antiquae
“A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”
St. John’s Episcopal Church
At the close of World War I, the first service of nine lessons and carols was held on Christmas Eve, 1918, at King’s College, Cambridge. Since then, English schools and universities have traditionally marked the end of the fall term with a service of lessons and carols. Join us as the FSU Early Music Ensembles celebrate the last day of the fall semester at FSU with a program that includes the traditional nine readings, untraditionally read in ancient and modern languages, and interspersed with carols and music for the Christmas season from the Old and New Worlds.