New dates for 2009 Christmas Candlelight Service announced
The South Carolina Corps of Cadets will present its Christmas Candlelight Service for the Lowcountry at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4, 5 and 6 in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus.
Cadets from the Protestant, Catholic and Gospel choirs, the Chorale, the Women's Ensemble and members of The Citadel Regimental Band will take part in the annual celebration of the birth of Christ, observing the events of the Advent, the Annunciation, the Birth of the King, and Epiphany through Scripture lessons and carols. Traditional and international favorites are sung, and special highlights include the Procession of Lights.
Cadets coordinate the production with Nancy Lefter, director of chorale activities, organist Mark A. Bebensee, associate provost for academic affairs and Commander Mike Alverson, director of music.
This year’s dates are new. In previous years the popular holiday service took place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This year’s service has been moved back a day to Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The hour-long program is free and open to the public.
Donations are accepted. Flash cameras and video lights are not permitted inside the chapel.
This event is one of the most popular Christmas activities in Charleston. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking on campus and seating in the chapel.
For more information, call 843-953-5049.