Hancock will celebrate the season through music with two widely varied services on Sunday, December 9th.

At 10:00 a.m., the Chancel Choir and Cantata Orchestra will perform J.S. Bach’s Cantata #61, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland as part of morning worship. They will also perform choruses from Cantata #140 Wachet auf, and music by Praetorious. The orchestra, professional early music specialists playing on period instruments, will also perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3 starting at 9:45 as a prelude for the service.

At 6:15 p.m., Hancock’s alternative service The Well will feature a Celtic Christmas with their resident ensemble, The River Rock Band, and special guests Shannon and Matt Heaton. Their playing has been hailed by the Boston Globe as “masterful and inventive.” They combine Irish wooden flute, whistles, traditional singing, and guitar to weave a tapestry of Celtic sound that is both traditional and contemporary.

Both services are free and open to all. Hancock Church is located at 1912 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington, on the Battle Green. For more information on Hancock Church, visit www.hancoockchurch.org