ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir and Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church will present Festival of Lessons and Carols, the annual gift of music and message of hope, at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 5 at the church. With the theme “The Song of Bethlehem,” the event is free and open to the public.
Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood will provide a Christmas meditation, while DMPC Pastor the Rev. Dr. Peter Vial will give the offering and prayer and benediction.
The choir, under the direction of Liz Marshall-MacVean and accompanied by Donna Baroudi-Huffman, will perform “The Song of Bethlehem,” “Sing a Song,” “Glory to God in Highest” and “Come Adore the King.” Choir solo performances will be presented by Robert Fields, “O Magnum Mysterium”; and Megan Augustine, “Beautiful Name.”
Additional musical accompaniment will be presented by Josh Stump on guitar, Jacob Ortiz on drums, Seth Blake on bass and Fisher Goodwin on chimes. D&E senior Carson Crawford of Moorefield will serve as narrator.
Members of the Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir are Megan Augustine of Dallas, Georgia; Emiley Bell of Coal City; Sarah Bodkins of Coalton; Destiny Brown of Elkins; Abagael Cain of Elkins; Vanessa Collette of Beverly; Seth Croston of Philippi; Jennifer Digman of Elkins; Robert Fields of Pecks Mill; Trevor Gauckler of Charles Town; Ava Hardesty of Lewisburg; Megan Huffnagel of Elkins; Gavin Isner of Elkins; Alexandra Jefferds of Elkins; Lavania Lemasters of Stonewood; Lauren Lunemann of New Milton; Christian Paugh of Clarksburg; Sierra Petry of Charleston; Aliyah Plum of Elkins; Hope Roy of Parsons; Anna Ruf of Belington; Tobias Sears of Crab Orchard; Liliana Sigley of Elkins; Autumn Simon of Milton, Florida; Emily Tedesco of Reisterstown, Maryland; Alessandro Trujillo of Woodbridge, Virginia; Emma Watson of Beverly; and Matthew Weintraub of Lewisburg.
A reception will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall. The evening’s offering will go toward local food pantries.