Distributed November 24, 1999
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Glenn Hare
Brown’s Service of Lessons and Carols to benefit Amos House
Brown University’s annual Service of Lessons and Carols will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Sayles Hall. The service will feature sacred hymns and readings and will benefit Amos House, Rhode Island’s largest soup kitchen.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The annual Service of Lessons and Carols at Brown University will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Sayles Hall. This year’s service will benefit Amos House, Rhode Island’s largest soup kitchen.
The candlelight service will showcase the Brown University Chorus, University organist Mark Steinbach, the Central Congregational Church Children’s Choir, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Youth Choir performing sacred hymns. The service will also include several Biblical readings, among them the Nativity narrative.
Zion Hears the Watchmen’s Voices by J.S. Bach, Ave Maria by Anton Bruckner, Herbert Howells’ A Spotless Rose, and other choral works will be performed. Also, Steinbach will play the Prelude in E-flat Major by J. S. Bach on the historic Hutchings-Votey organ. Installed in 1903 and rebuilt and rededicated in 1992, Brown’s is the world’s largest Hutchings-Votey, featuring nearly 3,500 pipes ranging from two to 32 feet.
The service is open to the public. Persons attending the service are encouraged to bring donations of deodorant, razors, soap and other toiletry items, which will be given to Amos House. In addition to meals, Amos House provides housing and a variety of social services for those in need of food, shelter and advocacy.
Sayles Hall is located on The College Green.