Release Date: 11/30/1998
Clarksville, Ark. --- The University of the Ozarks' Lessons and Carols service will take on a new look this year as groups from the community take part in the annual program that recounts the Christmas story through scripture lessons and music.
This year's Lessons and Carols service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6., in the Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel on campus. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.
Among the local groups taking part in the program this year include the handbell and sanctuary choirs from the Clarksville First Baptist Church, The Joyful Sound Handbell Choir from Clarksville First United Methodist Church, and the Clarksville High School Select Brass Ensemble. Ozarks' University Chorus, with Dr. Sharon Gorman playing the organ, will also be featured. Lessons will be read by various ministers from the Clarksville area.
"We wanted to get the community more involved with this special event and that's why we're inviting groups to join us," said Dr. David De Seguirant, director of University Chorus. "The plan is to invite different groups every year and try to get as many groups involved as we can."