Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Lessons and Carols

Candles, tree, and presents at Lessons and Carols

This year, Loyola University Maryland will celebrate its 32nd Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. Due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually this year and released online December 20th, 2020 at 7pm.

This annual ecumenical service, rooted in the great English choral tradition, combines music and scripture readings of the Advent Christmas Season in a beautiful candle-lit setting.The Loyola University Chapel Choir and guest artists, under the direction of George P. Miller, Associate Director of Campus Ministry, perform seasonal music from a broad range of musical styles and traditions.

During the service, gifts are presented to representatives from local agencies to be distributed to children in the Baltimore area as part of the "Presence for Christmas" service project sponsored by Loyola’s Center for Community Service and Justice.

Please join us virtually for this very special event. Free Admission. For more information call 410-617-2222 or 410-617-2768.

Loyola's Lessons and Carols CD

A recording of each year's event is made available in limited quantities. You can order the CD online. Each CD is $12 + $2 for shipping.

Live Stream

For those who cannot make it, this beautiful service blending music and scripture of the Advent Christmas season is recorded each year. It is streamed live here during the event:


Download this year's Lessons and Carols Program

Watch Past Performances

2016 Lessons and Carols performance

2018 Lessons and Carols performance

Directions to Alumni Memorial Chapel

Loyola University is located at the corner of Cold Spring Lane and North Charles Street in Baltimore City.

  • When using I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway), take Exit 25 (Charles Street). Proceed south on N. Charles Street. Loyola is just north of the Cold Spring Lane intersection.
  • Alumni Memorial Chapel (#16 on campus map) is located on the main academic quad accessible from Ennis Parallel (left off of N. Charles Street) and sidewalks from Coldspring and Millbrook Lanes.
  • Parking during Lessons and Carols is available at the Fitness and Aquatic Center (#11 on the campus map) with frequent shuttles to the Sellinger Building, located on Ennis Parallel next to the chapel. There is NO street Parking from 4-6pm on Charles Street or Coldspring Lane.