Centenary’s Christmas Candlelight Service returns December 3

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College’s annual Christmas Candlelight Service returns to Brown Chapel on Friday, December 3, this year with a theme of “Hope.” Gathering music begins at 5:30 p.m. and a program of Lessons and Carols begins at 6:00 p.m.

The service is free and open to the public. All attendees must provide either a Centenary ID, proof of vaccination, or proof of recent (within the last 90 days) recovery from COVID-19. All attendees must wear masks.

“We are so glad to be back in person again with our annual Christmas Candlelight Service!,” said Centenary chaplain Rev. Lindy Broderick. “We will offer a traditional Lessons and Carols format again this year conveying a message of ‘Hope’ as we emerge from these troubling times that we’ve experienced in the last two years. The scripture readings in the ‘Lessons’ and the musical pieces in the ‘Carols’ will tell the story of Advent and the Christmas season.”

Broderick will preside at the service along with Centenary president Dr. Christopher L. Holoman and Centenary College Choir director Dr. David Hobson. Centenary students and faculty will read scripture.

Music is the heart of the annual service, including both choral performances and congregational carol singing. The Centenary College Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Hobson, and Camerata, under the direction of Dr. Cory Wikan, will be accompanied by organist Dr. Hollice Watson and the I-49 Brass group.

A reception follows the service in the lobby of the College’s Magale Library.

For more information about the Christmas Candlelight Service, please contact Chaplain Lindy Broderick at lbroderick@centenary.edu or 318.869.5112.


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