12th Annual Lessons and Carols
Jesuit Chamber Choir & Drama's Evening of Prayer and Song


12th Annual Lessons and Carols


Please join us as we celebrate our 12th Annual Lessons & Carols Advent Prayer Service virtually! An evening of prayer and song presented by the Jesuit Chamber Singers & Jesuit Drama.

this year’s Lessons and Carols premiere coincides beautifully with Gaudete “Rejoice” Sunday!

Given that the performing arts stages and concert halls have had to remain dark during the pandemic, and our choir members and musicians have not been able to come together in months, this truly will be a performance that is joyful – and also one that shows our students’ strength, resilience, and determination.

Consider making a year-end charitable gift to Jesuit in support of all of the ways we are keeping our mission going strong even during this pandemic.


God bless you and your families and Merry Christmas.



Welcome       Given by Ms. Leah Heine, Director of Visual and Performing Arts Department
Prelude         “What Child Is This” Cello, piano
1st Lesson    Read by William Lee ‘22
                        “Advent (on A Theme by Dietrich Bonhoeffer) by Pamela Cranston”
1st Carol       “Veni, Veni Emmanuel” Chamber, strings, piano
2nd Lesson   Read by Mr. Rod Theodule, Dean of Students
                        Psalm 150
2nd Carol     “From all that dwell below the skies” Chamber, piano
Reflection     Given by Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J., Jesuit Sacramento President 
3rd Lesson   Read by Rev. Aaron Engerbretson, S.J., Faculty
                       A Prayer for Hope and Peace
3rd Carol      “The Light of Christ” (Tenbrae vs.) Chamber, oboe, strings, piano
Farewell       Given by Ms. Leah Heine
Postlude      “Carol of the Bells” Oboe, strings, piano

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