Christmas | Coptic Christmas carols, a lawsuit over religious bus ads, and more from New York
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/05/17, 02:48 pm
A New York moment:
The line to get into St. George’s Church, an Episcopal parish near Union Square in New York, wrapped around the block on Sunday evening for the church’s annual candlelight service of lessons and carols. The church has a rich music history; the church hired Harry Burleigh, an African-American composer, as a soloist back in the mid-1800s. Burleigh was friends with composer Antonin Dvorak, and has credit for influencing some of the melodies in Dvorak’s “New World” symphony.