LOVE IS BORN AT CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 18, 7 pm

Join the Choir of St. Francis de Sales for its annual Christmas concert by candlelight–a West Philadelphia tradition!

Music will feature Advent and Christmas carols in traditional and contemporary arrangements, including Catalonian, French and African American carols. A reception follows in the parish hall, with dessert, hot drinks, and more.

Freewill donations accepted at the door. Children welcome!

Shine Forth: A Candlelight Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 13
7 pm

Join us for an evening of candlelight, music, and the season’s good cheer, as we wait in joyful hope for the Coming!

A freewill offering of $5 suggested (at the door). All funds gathered go towards the renovation of our West Philadelphia architectural landmark! A light dessert reception will follow in the parish hall.

Tidings of Joy: A Candlelight Christmas Concert at SFDS

Join the Choir of Saint Francis de Sales Parish for a special candlelight concert under the dome!

On December 14 at 7 pm, our much-beloved choir will preview pieces from their annual Midnight Mass carol service; their lineup this year will showcase pieces by Vaughan-Williams, Victoria, Franck, Garau and others, as well as feature a carol sing-along.

The concert itself is free and open to the public, but freewill donations are encouraged; all proceeds go toward restoration projects in the church. 

Volunteers will also have SFDS-themed Christmas ornaments (a cache of which were just discovered in the rectory attic) and LPs of the choir’s previous Midnight Mass (with the Ormandy French organ) available for purchase.

A reception in the parish hall (with desserts and hot chocolate) follows afterwards. All are welcome to attend!