The Chapel Choir of Princeton Theological Seminary will present its Carols of Many Nations concert on Wednesday, December 8. We will hear scripture lessons read in many of the languages represented by the Princeton Seminary community. The Chapel Choir will respond to these readings with carols from around the world. Some new songs added to our repertoire this year are Shawn Kirchner’s setting of the Kenyan song,Wana baraka, and William Dawson’s grand setting of the spiritual Behold the Star, which will be directed by student conductor Otis Byrd. And there will be some perennial favorites, including Carolyn Jenning’s setting of the Chinese carol Pengyou, ting and a choral processional accompanying David Willcock’s arrangement of O Come, All Ye Faithful.
We welcome the public to attend this abbreviated outdoor concert on the Seminary quadrangle, in front of the Chapel. We anticipate this will be a 30-minute program followed by caroling. A limited number of seats will be provided for those who are not able to stand for the concert. Registrants may indicate on the sign-up form if they'd like seats reserved. In the case of inclement weather, a decision will be made by noon on December 8 regarding the 8:00 p.m. service. Please check back at that time. Regrettably, due to students' exam schedules, there will not be a rain date.
Vaccination is expected for all campus visitors and guests. Campus visitors should be prepared to share their names, phone numbers, and email addresses at the event, should contract tracing be necessary.
As always, the concert is free, however, registration is required and will close on Sunday, December 5.