On Saturday, December 8 in Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary presented a holiday handbell concert for the Seminary and Princeton communities. The concert, “Ringing in the Season,” directed by Rachel Barker, included the ringing of holiday songs by Princeton Seminary and Princeton University students, spouses, staff, alumni/ae, and friends.

Watch a video clip of the concert.

 

On Monday, December 10 in Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary presented three musical services of carols from around the world for the Seminary and Princeton communities. This annual Christmas tradition included readings, choral anthems, and congregational carols led by the Princeton Seminary Choir, and international students and staff of the Seminary, as well as caroling by candlelight outside of the chapel on the Seminary quadrangle.

A wide array of carols and anthems from different nations and cultures reflects the diverse representation of students at the Seminary. As part of the service, students, faculty, and staff read Advent and Christmas scriptures in their native languages, including German, Spanish, Igbo, and Mandarin. New this year was the carol “Carol of the Drum,” a popular Christmas song known today as “The Little Drummer Boy.” It was originally based upon a traditional Czech carol.

Watch “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning.”

 

Watch “Jesus Christ Is the Way,” sung by M.Div. senior Eli Wilson III.

 

Download the audio from the 6:30 p.m. service. Using your mouse, “right-click” and ”save as” in order to download and save to your iPod or Mp3 player.