tower hill 200RED BANK – Christmas carols of French origin are featured in a traditional program of Lessons and Carols to be presented by the 50-voice Tower Hill Choir, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank (Tower Hill), 255 Harding Road. The choir is under the direction of Adam Peithmann, the church’s director of music ministries.

Each musical selection illustrates a portion of the Christmas story, with moods ranging from joyful to contemplative. Works include “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella,” “A Maiden Most Gentle,” “Il Est Ne” (“He is Born”), and “Ding Dong! Merrily on High.”  The choir will be accompanied by an orchestra of local musicians.

Lessons and Carols is an event of the Tower Hill Concert Series. It is presented free of charge; an offering will be taken to defray series expenses. The church is handicapped-accessible. For additional information on Tower Hill Concert Series events, call 732-747-1348 or see www.towerhillchurch.org.