Lessons & Carols 2019 - A Much Loved Tradition of Saint John School

Dec 23 2019
Under the direction of St. John School Music and Band Director, Mrs. Patty Hurlburt, St. John School presented Lessons and Carols 2019. Lessons and Carols has become a tradition since Mother Elaine Moorcroft became Principal in 2010. St. John School Lessons and Carols, for many families, is one of the highlight evenings at St. John School. We gather together with students, faculty, family and friends to remember the birth of our Saviour, Christ the King.

Lessons & Carols 2019

Kindergarten through 8th Grade read passages from the Bible (Lessons), followed by selectively chosen songs (Carols), such as The First Nowell, Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine, Gentle Women and Wind through the Olive Trees. As is tradition, the evening began with a dimly lit procession into the auditorium by students and teachers. 8th Grade, every year, has the honor of leading the procession with the crucifix and candles. Students were beautifully dressed in black and white, with the boys wearing red or green ties, all to honor our Saviour.


The finale of St. John School Lessons and Carols every year is the enactment of the manger scene. This year was no exception with the 3rd Grade dressed as angels, shepherds, wise men and the holy family to honor and welcome the baby Jesus. The Recessional, “Oh, What a Glorious Night", was sung by all grades, directed by Mrs. Hurlburt. As each student and faculty member, including Principal Mother Elaine, processed out, they bowed to honor and welcome Christ the Lord.

The tradition of Lessons and Carols is truly unique and special to St. John School. It gives pause in the season of Advent, as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Christ the Lord. What a blessing for the students, families and our community!