JBU to Hold 69th Annual Candlelight Service

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (November 29, 2011) — John Brown University will hold the 69th annual Candlelight Service Dec. 8-10 in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. This event will feature traditional melodies, Christmas classics and inspirational readings.

This year’s services will features selections performed by the Cathedral Choir and Chamber Choir, directed by Jake Funk, the Woman’s Chorus, directed by Kate Dewey and the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Terri Wubbena. The organ accompanist for the evening will be Jan Helmut Wubbena.

The Candlelight Service has been a tradition at JBU since 1946, and since its beginning has welcomed countless people in Northwest Arkansas, the surrounding states and the JBU community to celebrate the Christmas season.

All performances are free and open to the public. Doors will open for general seating at 6:30 p.m., and the service will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and early arrival is encouraged. To preserve the worshipful atmosphere of the Candlelight Services, guests are respectfully requested to consider not bringing young children and to refrain from flash photography.

For more information about the JBU Christmas tradition, contact the music department at 479-524-7442.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.