An October 1942 College Topics article described Pratt's plans for the concert:
An entirely new loose-leaf folio of music has been prepared by (Pratt) for the December program. The folio contains many Christmas selections of both religious and secular nature. Among possible plans for the program is a caroling procession down the Lawn before the concert in Cabell Hall.
After the procession down the Lawn, the singers will proceed into Cabell Hall. There they will present a program of Christmas music including such compositions as "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming," "Puer Nobis," "The Holly and the Ivy" as well as several merry Wassail songs. After the program the audience will join in singing the familiar Christmas carols led by Mr. Pratt.