Quincy University’s Campus Ministry and the Choral Department will host the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday, November 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Solanus Parish (1721 College Ave) The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments in the parish hall to follow.

“Lessons and Carols is an ancient service still continued today in numerous Christian denominations, and the Office of Campus Ministry and Choral Department hope this will become a tradition in the Quincy area for students and community members to come together and prepare themselves for the advent and Christmas season through scripture and song,” said sophomore Jesse Mose, coordinator of music and liturgy.

Nine Lessons and Carols is a service that explores the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus told in nine short Bible readings or lessons from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir anthems. Under the direction of Kristin Ramseyer, assistant professor of vocal music and Jesse Mose, the QU Chamber Choir and friends will perform a number of carols and readings.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.