Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols


Invitation From Event Host

2021 Lessons

Featured Soloist

Nathan Munson

Nathan Munson | Tenor

Nathan Munson has been praised for his vocal beauty, maintaining a versatile presence on the concert and operatic stage. He has sung leading and supporting roles with the Sarasota Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, the Atlanta Opera, Opera North, Piccola Opera San Antonio, Capitol City Opera, dell’Arte Opera, and the Illinois Opera Theatre. Roles include Beppe in Pagliacci, the Steersman in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, Tom Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Remendado and El Dancaïre in Carmen, Rodolfo in La bohème, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Cassio in Verdi’s Otello, and Dr. Baglioni in a world-premiere revision of Daniel Catan’s La Hija di Rappaccini. Recent performances include roles in Carmen, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Frida, Salome, The Seven Deadly Sins, and Turandot, all with the Atlanta Opera.

In addition to his operatic appearances, Dr. Munson has been a frequent visitor to the concert stage. This April, he premiered a new work for tenor and orchestra composed by Thomas Ludwig. This season he will sing Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Michael O’Neal Singers in addition to numerous recitals in the Atlanta area. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and debuted with the Helena Symphony Orchestra (Montana) in Handel’s Messiah. He has been soloist in Bruckner’s Te Deum, Bach’s B-minor Mass, Saint John’s Passion and Magnificat, and Mozart’s Requiem. He has also been featured with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony, and the Georgia Symphony.

Dr. Munson can be heard on the world premiere recording of The Golden Ticket (Albany Records) and was a featured soloist in a Christmas Concert with the Atlanta Opera, which was recorded live for broadcast by WABE-Atlanta. He is an Assistant Professor of Voice in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music at Kennesaw State University.

“Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols”

Event Cancelled

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – Cancelled

Friday, Dec 10, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – Cancelled

The Roueché Chorale & Orchestra will present the 21st annual Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols on THURSDAY & FRIDAY EVENINGS, December 9 & 10, at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s service will be hosted by CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 8645 E. Brainerd Rd., Chatt., TN 37421. The program is FREE to the public.

The service of Lessons (Biblical Scripture) and Carols has been designed to tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ through the reading of sacred Scripture with the inclusion of music from the early church through present-day sacred pieces. The program contains stirring Advent and Christmas music that tells the Gospel Message in a clear and unique way. The program will include congregational singing of traditional carols as well as sacred favorites. The program will conclude with the lighting of candles with congregational singing!

If you haven’t made this annual singing tradition a part of your family’s holiday plans, you may want to consider making this one of your priorities this year! Again, the program is free to the public.