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Readings & Carols

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Immerse yourself in the Holiday spirit through the power of words and music! The Somerset Hills Chorus, along with the Chancel Choir of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, will preform an epic service of Readings & Carols with brass, organ, and percussion. With a special spotlight on Ralph Vaughan Williams' ethereal Fantasia on Christmas Carols, this event will herald in the start of the holiday season with an array of joyous music and heartwarming poetry!

Whether you're seeking a moment of quiet reflection or boisterous celebration, this enchanting December evening promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. Our carefully curated program will feature captivating readings of renowned authors, poets, and storytellers, all accompanied by beautiful carols and anthems. Don't miss this opportunity to sing loudly along to timeless favorites and be blown away by the sound of our combined choirs!

Tickets & Seating:

Please note that tickets for this event are non-refundable.

Online ticket sales close at 3:00pm on the day of the event, after which time tickets can be purchased at the door via cash, card, check or Venmo.

Preferred Seating

Buy online: $50 | Buy at door: $60

General Admission Seating

Buy online: $30 | Buy at door: $35

Limited Visibility Seating

Buy online: $20 | Buy at door: $25

Student (up to college senior)

Buy online: $0 | Buy at door: $0 *

* As part of Music in the Somerset Hills' nonprofit mission, we offer free tickets for students up to college seniors. If reserving online with students in your party, please purchase your regularly priced tickets first and then create a separate order for any students using the code STUDENT at checkout. To reserve at the door, please request a free student ticket when you check in.

Featured Music:

  • Sing-Along Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Gustav Holst: Shepherd's Farewell by Gustav Holst
  • Sing-Along Carol: Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Gloria, mvmt. 1 by John Rutter
  • Sure on This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen
  • The Dream Isaiah Saw by Glenn L. Rudolph
  • Silent Night
  • Personent Hodie
  • Sing-Along Carol: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Featured Readings:

  • John 1:1-14
  • “Shepherd's Song at Christmas” by Langston Hughes
  • “The Shepherds Had an Angel” by Christina Rossetti
  • “Description of Elysium” by James Agee
  • Isaiah 11:1-9
  • “Silent Night” by Bonnie Thurston
  • “Amazing Peace” by Maya Angelou

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No refunds