On Sunday, December 19, 2021, the St. John Paul II Schola Cantorum presented an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at Blessed Trinity, performing works by Byrd, Handl-Gallus, Hassler, Praetorius, Rheinberger, Victoria and others. Lessons and Carols is a service of scripture readings and sung responses that tell the story of salvation from Genesis to Revelation, journeying through time from the fall of man in the Garden of Eden to the coming of a Savior. The Schola — which rehearses at Blessed Trinity — is an “a cappella” choir dedicated to preserving, promoting and performing sacred choral works from the great treasury of music of the Catholic Church. Their repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to masterpieces of sacred polyphony from the Middle Ages to modern times. For more information, follow them on Facebook @JP2Schola.