60th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols

The 60th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at the University of the South will be celebrated at three services, two on December 7 (4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.), and one on December 8 (4:00 p.m.). 

Guests who would like to attend Lessons and Carols can request tickets using this form beginning at 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday, November 20. Any available tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. If your request can be accommodated, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the University through Eventbrite. All confirmation emails will be sent by 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, November 21.

If any tickets become available after November 21, we will continue seating in the order requests were received. Prior to issuing these tickets, we will follow-up with a phone call to confirm your continued interest.

If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact the Lessons and Carols office at 931.598.3247 or via email at lessonsandcarols@sewanee.edu.


"One of the highlights of the school year is the annual service of Lessons and Carols near the end of the Advent semester. It regularly attracts as many as 3000 people to campus each year, and has been featured in Southern Living, as well as Garden and Gun Magazine. At these services, the University Choir performs with special guest instrumentalists and often premiers works that have been composed especially for the choir." 

Lessons and Carols 2017