Augie's 'Lessons and Carols' free today


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 12:28 pm
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Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

Augustana College will end its Celebration of Christmas with the annual presentation of "Lessons and Carols" today at 4 and 8 p.m. in Ascension Chapel, 820 38th St., Rock Island.These services are free and open to the public.

A prelude featuring the Ascension Ringers bell choir will begin the services. The Augustana Chamber Singers, aselective choral ensemble of sophomores through seniors, will perform carols from the Renaissance to modernday interspersed between readings of scripture. To end the service, the congregation will be invited to sing "SilentNight" by candlelight.

Corbin McGhee, a music and neuroscience major from Geneva, has performed in "Lessons andCarols" for the past three years. "It is by far my favorite part of the Christmas season. Compared to all the hustleand bustle of shopping, midterms and other stressors, this is one night where I can dress up, sing and be withfamily and friends. It is truly moving," he said.

















 



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