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Virtual Advent Lessons & Carols

06 Dec 2020 | 05:00 pm


Advent Lessons & Carols, featuring special guest readers, including R.I. Gov. Gina Raimondo; state Rep. Marvin Abney, chairman of the State House’s Finance Committee; and Crista Durant, president since 2014 of Newport Hospital, among others, will be recorded from various places around Rhode Island and include archival recordings of the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s Adult Choir, in addition to to newly recorded material. The readings and lessons will be assembled into a movie that will be made available on St. John’s website,, for viewing anytime it is convenient, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, through the evening of Dec. 16. The movie format provides the “printed program”; texts and hymns will appear on the screen so you can sing from home, along with still images from the church’s stained glass windows and artwork.