The 110th Annual Christmas Carol Services will be held in the Memorial Church Sanctuary on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 pm, and on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8 pm. Doors open one hour before each service. Admission is free; an offering for charity is collected.
For those who are unable to attend in person:
- Audio of the Dec. 8th service will be broadcast live starting at 5 pm on Harvard's radio station WHRB 95.3 FM and via Internet streaming. Listen to the audio livestream on Dec. 8 at 5 pm >
- Video of the Dec. 10th service will be live-streamed starting at 8 pm via our YouTube channel. Watch the video livestream on Dec. 10 at 8 pm >
The Annual Christmas Carol Service, sung by the Harvard University Choir, is America’s oldest carol service. In 1910, the newly appointed University and Choirmaster, Archibald T. Davison, and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Edward C. Moore, devised the first annual Christmas Carol Service for Harvard University. The liturgy they prepared has remained virtually unchanged since: three lessons from scripture, interspersed with choral and congregational carols, beginning with “Adeste, fideles” sung in Latin. Over a century later, this service continues to be a cherished part of the festive season for the Harvard and Cambridge communities.
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