Hanover Christmas Mystery
A choral re-enactment of the Nativity Story performed by Hanover High School seniors and community members.
Sunday December 16, 2018 at 4 and 5 p.m., in Rollins Chapel, in Hanover, NH. Two performances, late arrivals will not be seated. All Welcome! FREE and open to the public.
The Hanover Christmas Mystery has become a time honored choral celebration of the Nativity story with Hanover High School senior girls playing the roles of angels and senior boys as shepherds, and local men lending their voices as elder shepherds, the wise men and Joseph. The identity of Mary is a mystery until the performance. She is a member of the previous year’s graduating class, and is chosen by a secret vote of her angel group.
This is one of the longest-running pageants in the country with it's first performance taking place in 1917. A highlight of the pageant is the performance of We Three Kings, when the kings arrive with an adorable page in tow and present their gifts. The spirit of giving continues through the next song, O Come All Ye Faithful, when audience members are invited to come forward to lay gifts at the manger. Gifts should be wrapped and marked with the age and gender of the intended recipient. In the past the gifts have been donated to Listen Center and the Upper Valley Haven. The Christmas Mystery performance itself is supported by voluntary donations that may be made upon leaving the chapel.
Date & Time
December 16, 2018
4:00PM - 4:45PM
Rollins Chapel College Street Hanover 03755 NH US https://www.hereinhanover.com/businesses/nh-hanover-rollins-chapel