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Citadel News Service

For Release
Nov. 5, 2003


The Corps of Cadets celebrates Christmas

          The South Carolina Corps of Cadets will present its annual Christmas Candlelight service to the Lowcountry at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, and 8 in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus.

Summerall Chapel is decorated with lights, candles and poinsettas to mark the holiday season.

      Cadets from the Women's Ensemble, Chorale, Protestant, Catholic and Gospel choirs as well as members of the Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes celebrate 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 will be sung, and special highlights will include the Procession of Lights.

          Cadets coordinate the production with Nancy Lefter, director of chorale activities, organist Mark A. Bebensee of the School of Business and Herbert Day, director of music

          The hour-long program is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Flash cameras and video lights are not permitted.

          This event is one of the most popular Christmas activities in Charleston. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to secure seating in the chapel. For more information, please call (843) 953-5049.

          Please note that parking in Hampton Park IS NOT permitted during Citadel events. The City of Charleston will issue tickets to any vehicle parked on the grass or anywhere not designated as a parking space. Parking on campus is very limited. Visitors are encouraged to drop people off at the chapel and park at Johnson Hagood Stadium where there is ample space. It is a short, one-block walk from the Hagood Avenue gate.

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