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Candlelight Carol Service 2013


CONWAY, Ark. (October 23, 2013) – The Hendrix College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Nancy Fleming, will present the annual Candlelight Carol Service in Thursday, Dec. 5 – Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 8  at 4 p.m. in Greene Chapel.

The service is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 501-450-1495 on Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 2 – Friday, Dec. 6 from noon – 2 p.m.

The program will include:

  • If You Would Hear (Dutch carol adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Martin Shaw)
  • Adam lay ybounden by Boles 
  • God is with us by Tavener 
  • And the glory of the Lord (from Messiah) by Handel
  • Ave maris stella by Busto 
  • O magnum mysterium by Galbraith 
  • The Kings and the Shepherds by Pinkham
  • The Virgin Mary had a baby boy (West Indian carol arranged by John Leavitt)
  • WZlobie Lezy (Polish carol arranged by Roger Ames)
  • Nunc dimittis in A by Stanford 
  • Once in Royal David’s City and familiar hymns of the season

The Hendrix College Choir will also present two special tour performances of the service. The choir will perform on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Ark. For more information, contact music director Kerry Johnston at 479-751-4610. The choir will perform on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark. For more information, contact music director David Glaze at 501-666-4610.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth 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 latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit