“The Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed” is the name of the 2022 Festival of Lessons and Carols, Fresno Pacific University’s annual Christmas gift to the community.
The annual service of Scripture passages and seasonal carols will be at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4 in First Congregational Church of Fresno, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd., Fresno. Tickets are $10 for general audiences and $5 for seniors, students, alumni and FPU faculty and staff.
Get tickets in advance on Eventbrite at Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols Tickets, Sun, Dec 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite. Tickets may also be available at the door for the 7:00 p.m. service only, as the 3:00 p.m. is sold out. Doors will open 30 minutes before each service.
Woven from several sources to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Lessons & Carols tells the story of the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus in nine lessons beginning with Genesis and including the prophetic books of the Bible and the Gospels. The program is based on a Church of England service first performed in 1918 at King’s College, Cambridge University.
Joining in the celebration will be several FPU student ensembles:
- Chamber Winds
- Concert Choir
- Men’s Chorus
- Pacific Brass
- San Joaquin Chorale
- Symphonic Band
- Women’s Chorale
FPU faculty making the event possible are: Jeffrey Wilson, D.M.A., director of choral activities; George Dougherty, D.M.A., director of bands; Matthew Horton, M.A., piano; Scott Horton, M.A., organ; Christa Pehl Evans, Ph.D., Chamber Winds director; and Melita Mudri-Zubacz, M.A., M.M., Crosswind director.
Other FPU music events planned for the semester are:
- University Symphonic Band, Pacific Brass and guest musicians from University High School at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, in Warkentine Culture and Arts Center, on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Admission is free.
- The FPU Jazz Band at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, in in the Warkentine Culture and Arts Center on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Admission is free.
An “Evening of Praise & Worship” at 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 5, by Crosswind in the Warkentine Culture and Arts Center on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Admission is free.
- “Classy, Brassy Christmas,” a celebration featuring Fresno Pacific University Faculty Brass and Friends, and FPU’s Pacific Brass at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 11, in the Warkentine Culture and Arts Center on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Admission is free.