SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The 43rd Service of Lessons and Carols Featuring music by 6-12 Band, Orchestra and Choral Ensembles

Chalmers Field
All SMES families are welcome to this special Chapel and musical celebration outdoors on Chalmers Field.
We are pleased to celebrate the 43rd Annual Christmas Service: Lessons and Carols in a special presentation format outdoors on Chalmers Field. For this special one-night-only occasion, Lower School students will be joined by the Grades 6–12 band, orchestra and choral ensembles. Ensembles include: Band 6, Band 7, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, MS Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, Grade 6 Chorale, Grade 7 Chorale, Highlander Chorale.

The Lessons and Carols service in the Anglican tradition, celebrates the birth of Jesus in nine lessons and carols and has remained the same since the late 1800’s. St. Margaret's Lower School Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols was first celebrated in December 1979 and is one of the oldest traditions of the school. It began as an opportunity for our students, parents and the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church community to worship together through the retelling of the Christmas story.

This year, the event will open with a special edition of the 14th Annual PTF Tree Lighting.

Student Performers Information:
All Lower School students participate. Lower School students should arrive at their classrooms at 5 p.m. dressed in warm, dressy attire.  Students in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, will wear a school-provided costume over their warm clothing.

Middle School and Upper School performers are required to arrive at 5 p.m. wearing concert attire. Concert attire includes black dress pants, knee to floor-length dresses/skits, black 3/4 to long-sleeve blouses, black suit jacket with white shirt and black tie, formal black shoes, and black socks or stockings. Optional: school-colored blanket to keep warm when not playing or singing.

All SMES Families Welcome! 
All families are encouraged to come to this holiday extravaganza. Families should dress for the outdoors and bring blankets and/or low (beach-style) chairs for viewing from the field. The service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.

Complete parking, arrival and seating information will be shared with the community on Friday, December 3. 

Support SMES Infant Pantry Drive at Lessons and Carols
Support the St. Margaret’s Infant Pantry holiday drive for essential items at Lessons and Carols by bringing a donated item. Collection boxes will be staffed at the event.

Click here to read full details and item list for the Infant Pantry Holiday Drive. 
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