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Candlelight Carol Service 2012 Comes to North Little Rock

CONWAY, Ark. (October 4, 2012) - The Hendrix College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Nancy Fleming, will present a special touring performance of the 48th annual Candlelight Carol Service on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, Ark.

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.

No reservations are required. For more information, call 501-753-6186 or email Dr. Fleming at

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