Centenary College will offer annual Easter Sunrise Service online

SHREVEPORT, LA — Community members and Centenary alumni will be able to enjoy the College’s traditional Easter Sunrise Service remotely this year. At 6:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 12, the College will post a video recording of the 2019 service with a special introduction from Dr. David Hobson, director of the Centenary College Choir.

The video will be shared on Centenary’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at 6:00 a.m., the traditional start time for the annual service. The video will also be available for later viewing. The sunrise service program features a presentation of the Passion and Resurrection narratives expressed through dramatic readings and music. The anthems for the service range from hymn arrangements to spirituals to classic selections from Handel’s Messiah and Dubois’ Seven Last Words. Singers include members of the Centenary College Choir and community singers.

Centenary will also release a special edition of its podcast, This is Centenary, featuring an archival recording of the Easter Sunrise Service performed by the Centenary College Choir in Brown Chapel in 2014. This performance, which has not previously been heard, presents the service in a more intimate, acoustically friendly environment. According to Hobson, the indoor nature of the performance offers some musical contrasts that the more robustly sung outdoor performance does not always allow.

More information is available in the Easter Sunrise Facebook event on Centenary’s Facebook page.


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