Candlelight Carol Festival at Riverside Church

    December 21, 2014 all-day America/New York Timezone

    Candlelight Carol Festival at Riverside Church

    The Riverside Church, an Interdenominational, International and Interracial Congregation
    490 Riverside Drive (between 120th & 122nd Streets)

    Sunday, December 21

    Two Services: 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

    Prelude Music:

    Photograph taken at a previous concert at Riverside Church
    Photograph taken at a previous concert at Riverside Church

    Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon, 2:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.
    Handbells, 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
    Harp & Organ, 3:25 p.m. & 6:25 p.m.


    $25 Adults
    $15 Seniors
    $10 Students/ Children 14 & Under

    For more information, call (212) 870-6784.

    The Candlelight Carol Festival, one of the long-standing Christmas traditions at The Riverside Church, celebrates the beauty of the season through song.  This service of music of light combines carillon, organ, harp, and all of the choirs of The Riverside Church and culminates in a ritual sharing of candlelight illuminating the Nave. Music will include traditional songs and selections by composers Lee Hoiby, Amanda Singer, John Rutter and Francis Poulenc.

    The Festival will also include a rainbow of Christmas music as five choirs—The Riverside Choir, Soloists, and Instrumentalists, The Riverside Chamber Singers, The Riverside Inspirational Choir, The Riverside Ringers and The Riverside Children’s Choir—come together for the program.

    The Offering – Lee Hoiby

    Away in the Manger – Amanda Singer

    What Sweeter Music – John Rutter

    O Magnum Mysterium – Francis Poulenc