Discover Victorian Christmas Carols – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

December 18th, 2020 by

If you love the Christmas carols and songs of the holiday season, join Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, Ph.D. for Victorian Christmas Carols. This virtual lecture explores Victorian Christmas carols, songs and traditions. You’ll recognize many of the carols discussed in this educational half-hour talk, which focuses on Christmas music from England during the Victorian era. This informative Christmas program is available to stream online now through Jan. 4, 2021. At Elmhurst Toyota, we’re sure this lecture will be entertaining and enlightening. We hope you get a chance to take some time to enjoy this presentation during the holiday season.

Victorian Christmas CarolsThe Victorian era is the period during the reign of England’s Queen Victoria, which lasted from 1837 to 1901. The people of that time appreciated music. They revived old medieval English carols as part of their annual Christmas celebrations. In addition, the Victorians composed new carols in English.

During the Victorian era, carol singers visited homes over the Christmas season. The carolers sang the popular carols of the day, which included O Come all ye Faithful, Once in Royal David’s City, See Amid the Winters Snow, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Away in a Manger. The popularity of these Christmas carols spread as they were published in collections such as “A Good Christmas Boy” and “Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern.”

Alisa Clapp-Itnyre is a Professor of English at Indiana University East, as well as an author and scholar of music and literature studies. She teaches children’s literature, young-adult literature and Victorian literature. She is the author of several books on Victorian society and culture.

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View the Victorian Christmas Carols lecture online at through Jan. 4, 2022.

Victorian Christmas Carols is a virtual event.

Admission to this virtual lecture is free. However, donations to the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation are greatly appreciated. Visit to make a donation.

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