The traditional “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” will cap off the holiday season in Medina’s historic St. Mary Church (Holy Trinity Parish) on Saturday, Dec 20. A spectacular community tradition for six years, the concert brings the best loved songs of Christmas along with the splendor of the ceremony. The Festival Choir, with members from many WNY area Christian congregations, will be accompanied by pipe organ, brass, strings and fife. Community readers offer Scripture readings of the Christmas story and related choral selections as the audience lifts their voices in the congregational singing of familiar carols.
“It’s beautiful,” said Aaron Grabowski, Music Director and Principal Organist at Holy Trinity Parish. “Every year, people come not quite knowing what to expect. However, once they’ve experienced it, they love it. They can’t believe how beautifully inspiring it is.”