Watch this year's Candlelight Carol Service
History of the Candlelight Carol Service
In 1964, under the direction of Robert McGill, the Hendrix College Choir began presenting a Service of Lessons and Carols modeled after the one offered annually at King's College in Cambridge, England. The Candlelight Carol Service has since become an important Hendrix tradition. Each year over 1,200 people travel to the College to experience one of the four on-campus presentations. In addition, the Choir usually takes the service on a brief tour to United Methodist churches in Arkansas and neighboring states.
2013 Candlelight Carol Service Performance and Tour Information
On Campus Performance Dates
Greene Chapel, Hendrix College
- December 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m.
- December 8 at 4 p.m.
For reservations call (501) 450-1495 beginning on November 25.
Box Office Hours
November 25 and 26: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
December 2-6: 12 noon - 2 p.m.
- First United Methodist Church, Springdale, Arkansas
December 19, 7:30 p.m.
- Trinity United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 20, 7:30 p.m.
No reservations are required for tour performances.
Listen to a sampling of the sounds of Candlelight 2007
Quem vidistis pastores?
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Michael Praetorius/Donald Cashmore
Bob Chilcott (Sung by the Chamber Chorale)
From Skeptic to Believer, Senior Shares Final Candlelight Experience
by Kate Parsley '13
A Choir Alumna's Memories of Candlelight
by Amy Meredith Forbus '96