JBU Hosts 72nd Annual Christmas Candlelight Service

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (December 9, 2014) - The Christmas tradition of the John Brown University Candlelight Service will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-13 in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. The annual event rings in the Christmas season with traditional melodies, Christmas classics and inspirational readings.

This year’s Candlelight Service will feature selections performed by the Cathedral Choir and Chamber Choir, directed by Paul Smith, the Women’s Chorus, directed by Kate Dewey and the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Terri Wubbena. The celebration will also feature the Chanson Singers, an a cappella group composed of JBU students, and the Chamber Orches- tra’s will play “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo” as performed by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The Cathedral Choir will perform a lively arrangement of “Ding Dong Merrily on High” accompanied by Dr. Paul Whitley and “Mary’s Lullaby” accompanied by a string ensemble.

The Candlelight Service has been a tradition at JBU since the 1940’s. Each year the event welcomes thousands from North- west 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 be- gin promptly at 7 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and early arrival is encouraged. To preserve the worship- ful atmosphere of the Candlelight Services, guests are respectfully requested to consider not bringing young children and to refrain from flash photography.

For more information, contact Jan Lauderdale at 479-524-7442 or by email at jlauderdale@jbu.edu.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 1 overall among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News. JBU enrolls more than 2,800 students from 42 states and 40 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Univer- sities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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