On Dec. 6, in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, the season’s most ardent revelers embraced the Christmas spirit at the annual Fordham ritual, the Festival of Lessons and Carols. Backlit by 100 points of candlelight and basking in the diffused light from magnificent six-sided chandeliers, the University choirs performed a sample of Christmas favorites for a full church, as the Ailey-Fordham Dancers and the Bronx Arts Ensemble added depth and beauty to the majestic sounds. No doubt even a few grumpy New Yorkers were transformed by the majesty of music and dance that rejoiced the birth of the holy savior.
Update: WFUV Audio of Lessons and Carols
The sounds of the Christmas season also reverberated on the Rose Hill campus on December 7, 2014, as the Bronx Arts Ensemble joined the University Choir for the Festival of Lessons and Carols at the University Church. Members of the Fordham community lent their voices to the chorus in celebration. You can listen to this program any time, or on 90.7 FM, WFUV on Christmas Eve at 10:30 p.m., followed by Midnight Mass from the University Church.
— Janet Sassi