In the 1880’s Edward White Benson, who later became Archbishop of Canterbury, organized the Lessons and Carols service to keep men out of pubs on Christmas Eve. Yet what began as a “sobering” suggestion has grown to a tradition that encompasses the world, with variations of the service found in Christmas and holiday celebrations throughout the past century. As an innovative vehicle for meditation and thought, Cantus' Lessons and Carols is a perfect way to reflect on today’s most important relevant lessons, both intimate and universal.
Each holiday season, we celebrate age-old traditions and create new ones for future generations. In a program hailed by The Pioneer Press as “…one of the most rewarding ... Cantus has ever created,” Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, reimagined for the new world we live in today.
For national tour dates, please visit: https://www.cantussings.org/concerts/national/
Twin Cities Concert Series:
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:00am | Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis
Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30pm | Fridley District Auditorium in Fridley
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30pm | Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley
Monday, December 17, 2018, 11:00am | Colonial Church of Edina
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:30pm | Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30pm | Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul
Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:30pm | Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul
Saturday, December 22, 2018, 7:30pm | Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater