A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Calvary Baptist Church presents a special Christmas program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – December 4, 2019 – On Saturday, December 21, 5:00 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church with Forks of Coal Missionary Baptist Church, community choir and orchestra will present the 5th annual A Festival of Lessons and Carols, an eclectic Christmas program with this year’s theme, “Hallelujah to the Lamb.”


Narrative lessons are given and beautiful choral and orchestral arrangements include: anthems, including selections from Handel, Holst, Mary McDonald, Joseph M. Martin, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, moving solos, spirituals, and traditional carols with audience participation, and concludes with Dan Forrest’s incredible arrangement of “Angels from the Realms of Glory.” The orchestra will include strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and keyboard, with several players coming from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. 

The program is free and open to the general public.


Calvary will also present its traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 p.m., December 24. This moving service reflects on words from an anthem: “this must be the place where I bow down before you.”


Calvary Baptist Church is located off the westbound I-64 exit for Washington Street West and the Lee Street exit of eastbound I-64, on Charleston’s West Side at the corner of Lee Street and Maryland Avenue directly behind Kroger’s store.


Contact Information:


Calvary Baptist Church

P.O. Box 6008

510 Maryland Avenue

(Corner of Lee Street and Maryland Avenue)

Charleston, WV  25302

Church Office: 304-343-4391

Fax: 304-343-6631

Barry Skeenes, Music Director

Cell phone: 1-304-761-2807

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Calvary Baptist Church 510 Maryland Avenue, Charleston

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Christmas, holiday concert, Christmas music




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