The Hendrix College Choir will present the annual Candlelight Carol Service in performances Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. All services will be in Greene Chapel at Hendrix.
All services are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Reservations will be accepted beginning Monday, at 10 a.m. by calling (501) 450-1495.
The Candlelight Carol Service, now in its 47th year, presents the Christmas story through Scripture lessons and music.
This year’s musical selections will include organ works Toccata in C Major by J. S. Bach (1685-1750); Greensleeves by Richard Purvis (1917-1994); Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine by Claude Means (1912-1999); and Finale (Symphony VI) by C.M. Widor (1844-1937).
Choral pieces will be Llegó, llegó! by Domingo Santa Cruz (1899-1987); Adam Lay in Bondage by Conrad Susa (b. 1935); Canite tuba by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594); Sans Day Carol, arranged by Louis Halsey (b. 1929); Bogoróditse Djévo by Arvo Pärt (1935-2010); Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654); There Is No Rose by Ronald Corp (b. 1951); Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre (b. 1970); Where Is This Stupendous Stranger? by Leo Nestor (b. 1948); Hodie Christus natus est by Andrew Carter (b. 1939); and the traditional processional hymn, Once in Royal David’s City.
Off-campus services will also be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, and at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Little Rock. No reservations are required for the tour services.
The choir will perform under the direction of Dr. Nancy Fleming, professor of music, who joined the music faculty at Hendrix in 1986.