Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols Service

Presented by Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

Date & Time: Sat. December 16, 12 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Free Admission. Suggested donation $10 per person. Reserve you tickets here.

Celebrate the joys of Christmas at our annual Festival of Lessons and Carols with Incarnation’s Scola Cantorum, guest soloists, under the direction of choir director, Sally Porter Munro. The service will feature organist, Vaughn Jones.

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

Meet the artists

Vaughn Jones, organist

Vaughn Jones is a native of St. Joseph, Missouri and a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He and his wife, Gloriann lives in Daly City and have four children and seven grandchildren. Vaughn has served as organist and choir director at many Lutheran, Catholic and Episcopal churches in the Bay Area since 1974.

Sally Porter Munro, Choir Director

Sally Porter Munro (mezzo-soprano) is a native of London, England and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. While living in England she sang with the English National Opera, Royal Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels, and as an oratorio soloist in Europe. She also performed with the BBC Singers on radio and television. She relocated to New York City to continue her studies. Since moving to San Francisco, Ms. Munro has sung as a soloist with Pocket Opera, Berkeley Opera, North Bay Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and Lake Tahoe Festival. Ms. Munro has performed as a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Russian Chamber Orchestra, MasterWorks Chorale, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. She is a full time member of The San Francisco Opera Chorus and has covered and sung a number of small roles. Ms. Munro teaches singing and the Alexander Technique and was a faculty member of the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus for twenty years. For four years, she has been a faculty member of The Young Women’s Choral Project.

Please visit https://www.alexvoce.com/instructor-sally-porter-munro for more details.

Program Items

Advent and Christmas music


Vaughn Jones organist
Sally Porter Munro Choir Director