A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Christmas joy! St. John Cantius’ Service of Nine Lessons and Carols brings you the classic carols of Christmas.

Enjoy singing classic Christmas carols with our choirs accompanied by our massive Casavant Pipe Organ, nicknamed “Tina Mae.”  Hear the Christmas story read from the famous “nine lessons” taken from the Bible. Let your heart be warmed by youthful voices of our Magnificat Choir. Start your Christmas celebration right with beautiful Christmas Music from St. John Cantius, as the stunning voices of our St. Cecilia Choir sing to the Infant Lord of Bethlehem.


The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a popular event. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to make a reservation early. Make your Reservation Today:

Lessons & Carols Program
$15 (Adult)
$10 (Seniors and Student ID)
$5 (Youth 6-18)

Christmas Fundraising Dinner followed by Lessons & Carols
$100 (Christmas Fundraising Dinner at 5:00 pm in the Cafe San Giovanni in the church hall followed by Lessons and Carols - ticket included)

    Dinner Menu (5:30 pm)

    Appetizer: Bruchetta:  Garlic Rubbed toast points with goat    
    cheese, lentils, sauteed kale and sprinkled with panchetta
    Salad:  Caesar Salad, grilled romaine lettuce with Pretzel croutons
    Pasta course:  Mushroom risotto drizzled with truffel oil
    Entree:  Grilled lamb chops, topped with a mint chimmicuri and
    Grilled Chicken breast and served with roasted garlic breaded
    Dessert:  Pumpkin Tiramisu with Cranberry drizzle, coffee

Advertise with us
Increase knowledge of your business by advertising in this year’s Lessons and Carols program booklet.  The Patrons of Sacred Music (AMDG Foundation) relies on your support to keep St. John Cantius a place where music and art will flourish. Click here to visit our Advertising Page.

Musical Repertoire
Are you curious to find out what Christmas carols, choral music and organ music will be featured at this year’s “Lessons and Carols”? Click here to find out.

King’s College in Cambridge, England, began this service in 1918. Read more here…

Learn how to find St. John Cantius Church by clicking here…

Members of Religious Orders in habit, as well as members of the U.S. Armed Forces in uniform, will receive free admission to the music program.


December 12, 2015
at 7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

St. John Cantius Church
825 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642-5499


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