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Candlelight Carol Service 2012

CONWAY, Ark. (October 4, 2012) - The Hendrix College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Nancy Fleming, will present the 48th annual Candlelight Carol Service on Thursday, Nov. 29 - Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in Greene Chapel.

The services are free and open to the public but reservations are required. Reservations are available by calling 501-450-1495 beginning Monday, Nov. 19 - Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 30 from 12 - 2 p.m.

Based on a traditional holiday service at King's College in Cambridge, England, Candlelight Carol Service tells the Christmas story through "Lessons and Carols," a series of nine Scripture lessons, each followed by appropriate music. This year's program includes Welcome Yule! (Parry), Adam Lay Ybounden (Warlock), Sicut locutus est from Magnificat (J.S. Bach), Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (Cashmore/Praetorius), Nova! Nova! (Chilcott), Dormi, Jesu! (Sirett), Videntes stellam (Poulenc), Verbum caro factum est (Hassler), Love Came Down at Christmas (Sowerby), Chor der Engel from Christus am Oelberge (Beethoven), as well as Once in Royal David's City and other familiar hymns of the season.

There will also be two special Candlelight Carol tour services at Belle Meade United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, Ark. on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. No reservations are required for tour services. For more information, call 615-352-6210 for the Nashville service and 501-753-6186 for the North Little Rock service.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit