Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan to Celebrate Holiday with ‘Lessons And Carols’

November 15, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan will present ‘Lessons and Carols’ Dec. 5 to celebrate Advent and Christmas. The free event will include sing-along holiday songs. (Photo by John Holliger)

Free Dec. 5 Event to Include Choral Music, Scripture, Sing-Along Songs

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Central Ohio community is invited to celebrate Advent and Christmas with a free Dec. 5 “Lessons and Carols” event at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The program will feature choral music and scripture presented by the Ohio Wesleyan Choral Arts Society, directed by faculty member Jason Hiester, with the choirs of Linworth United Methodist Church, Buckeye Valley High School, and Thomas Worthington High School.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. It will include opportunities for the audience to sing traditional carols with choirs, brass, and organ. Heister said songs will include “Hark the Herald Angles Sing,” “Once in David’s Royal City,” “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming.”

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Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at