JBU Hosts 75th Annual Christmas Candlelight Service

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JBU’s 75th annual Candlelight Services will commence on Thursday, Dec. 7, Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Cathedral of the Ozarks at 7 p.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Dec. 1, 2017) – John Brown University will ring in the Christmas season with the 75th annual Candlelight Services on Thursday, Dec. 7, Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Cathedral of the Ozarks at 7 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with classical Christmas music, traditional melodies and inspirational readings at JBU.

This year’s Candlelight service will showcase selections performed by John Brown University’s Cathedral Choir and Women’s Chorus, directed by Kate Dewey, as well as a brass ensemble and a Chamber Choir. The service will also feature JBU’s Chamber Orchestra which will perform “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” a piece made famous by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The Cathedral Choir will sing the world premiere of a setting of John 1 in Swahili titled “Hapo Mwanzo” written and composed by JBU faculty member Dr. Jeremy Allen.

All performances are free and open to the public. Doors will open for general seating at 6:30 p.m. Early arrival is encouraged as seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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, contact Jan Lauderdale at 479-524-7442 or by email at jlauderdale@jbu.edu.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2018), JBU enrolls more than 2,500 students from 41 states and 50 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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