A special holiday presentation is coming to Lancaster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 16th, when art history instructor, Alan Nowicki and a variety of musical groups will go “Searching for God Through Music: Stories of the Carols.” Part music lesson and part performance, Mr. Nowicki will tell the stories behind various Christmas Carols, and how it offers a glimpse towards God, followed by various musical groups from the church performing the songs; including quartets, choirs, organ, handbells and the worship team.
This special event will explore the lives of the composers, the music and the symbolism, starting with the earliest known Carols, through some of the most popular Christmas music of today. Explore the meaning of lyrics to songs you’ve been singing your whole life. What do they truly mean? Where did these songs come from? And how does this all point to God?
Alan Nowicki has been an art teacher for more than 20 years, having taught in every grade level from Pre-K through college. He currently is the Program Director at the National Historic Roycroft Campus and teaches art history at Erie Community College. Mr. Nowicki gave a memorable program earlier this year where he took the audience through a number of visual artworks and their connection to God. This new program is sure to be a special event for the whole family and help focus on the true meaning of the season.
“Searching for God Through Music: Stories of the Carols” will be Saturday, December 16th, is free and open to the public. Doors open at 3:30pm with the presentation starting at 4:00pm. A free community spaghetti dinner follows the event at approximately 5:30pm.
Childcare is available for infants through children in kindergarten.