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Ave Maria: Festival of Lessons and Carols


Shove Memorial Chapel
1010 N. Nevada Ave. (map)


This Christian candlelight service of scripture reading, congregational carols, and musical presentations to observe Advent has been celebrated for 52 years in the stately beauty of Shove Chapel.  Modeled after the traditional service at Kings College, Cambridge, England, the celebration reflects the unique non-denominational nature of the CC Chaplains Office. The CC Chamber Chorus, under the direction of Deborah Teske, will present anthems, including an a capella version of Ave Maria by 16th century Spanish composer de Victoria and selections from Brahms’ Marienlieder. College Organist Frank Shelton will perform on the historic pipe organ. The sanctuary will be filled with bright poinsettias and flickering candles as we observe this awaiting time by sharing the light.

Ave Maria: Festival of Lessons and Carols
Shove pipe organ, designated an "instrument of exceptional merit" by the Organ Historical Association
  • Open to Public: Yes
  • Admission Fee: Free
  • Sponsored By: Colorado College Chaplains' Office
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