A shimmering curve of Christmas trees lined the apse of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle on Dec. 7, setting a festive tide for one of Fordham’s holiday-season staples. The annual Festival of Lessons and Carols was performed by the University choirs and the Bronx Arts Ensemble in the Manhattan venue first, and again on Dec. 8 in the University church at Rose Hill. Both venues were filled to capacity.
Blended harmonies and sweet string and woodwind sounds swelled throughout the spaces, bringing to life the story of that newborn child the shepherds hailed. (Photos by Dana Maxson)