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.
Listen to a sampling of the sounds of Candlelight 2007
A CD recording of the complete 2007 Candlelight
Carol Service is available for $15.
For more information or to make a purchase,
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
2013 Candlelight Dates
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.