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Duquesne to Perform Contemporary ‘Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’

Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music will host a contemporary version of The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus that dates back to 1918, where it was performed on Christmas Eve at King's College in Cambridge, England.

Lessons with Carols at Duquesne will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Epiphany Church, located at 184 Washington Place in Uptown. A $10 admission is suggested.

Lessons with Carols will feature the Mary Pappert School of Music's Voices of Spirit and the Pappert Women's Chorale, both conducted by Craig G. Cannon; and the Pappert Men's Chorale, conducted by Guy Russo; and special guest Joe Negri, adjunct guitar professor at Duquesne University.

This updated service will feature the reading of nine contemplative lessons, original writings by Pittsburgh poet David Belczyk and the retelling of the Advent story from Genesis through the four Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.263.6083.

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