Lessons and Carols to highlight reopening of Munger-Wilson Chapel

The University of the Ozarks' music department will present its annual Service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, in the recently renovated Munger-Wilson Chapel.

It will be one of the first events held in the chapel since it was closed last December for the most extensive renovation in its 81-year history.

There will be a reception for the local community to tour the chapel prior to the Service of Lessons and Carols. The reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the basement of the chapel.

The time-honored Service of Lessons and Carols will feature music by the University’s Chapel Choir as well as the University Chamber Singers, both under the direction of Dr. Sharon Gorman, Walton Professor of Music. The event will include scripture readings by members of the University community.

Among the songs the Chamber Singers will perform include, "Riu, Riu, Chiu," "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," and "Mary, Did You Know." The Chapel Choir will also lead the congregation in singing such traditional favorites as, "Carol of the Star," and "What Child is This." The service will conclude with the traditional lighting of the candles as the choirs and congregation sing, "Silent Night."

There is no charge to attend the reception and service, and the community is encouraged to attend.  

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The University’s music department will present the annual Service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10.