The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, is a service of Christian worship traditionally celebrated on or near Christmas Eve. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus are 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 all done in a candle lit Church. We are honored to have Canticum Novum provide majestic choral music for the service.
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: St. Mary’s Basilica
CANTICUM NOVUM is a chamber choir of 24 committed singers now in its 6th year, based in the Greater Phoenix Area, and is dedicated to the performance of sacred choral works. Their mission is to foster in choristers and audiences a love for choral art as expressed in the music written for sacred space and action, Canticum Novum seeks to provide choral music not merely for purposes of enjoyment, but as an edifying and devotional experience.
Free parking is available for parishioners and visitors attending Mass and sponsored events at St. Mary’s Basilica. Our parking garage is located on 5th Street between Van Buren Street and Monroe Street.
Director of Music and Liturgy
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