Posted on October 31, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Bucknell University will hold its annual Christmas Candlelight Service on Dec. 2, 4 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Rooke Chapel.

This longtime holiday tradition at Bucknell will feature the University Choir and Camerata, under the direction of Professor Beth Willer, music, and the Rooke Chapel Ringers, under the direction of Samuel Robinson '15. The interdenominational service will include the ensembles performing traditional carols for choir and congregation, as well as biblical readings. It will open with a traditional candlelight procession and conclude with the ringing-in of Christmas. Modeled on the King's College Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols, "A Bucknell Candlelight Christmas" began in 1964 and was expanded to three services in 1984.

Tickets are required for all three performances. All are free of charge, but monetary donations for a local charity will be accepted at the services. Tickets for Bucknell ID holders will be available at noon on Monday, Nov. 14 via myBucknell or at any Campus Box Office location. There is a four (4) ticket limit per person. For the general public, remaining tickets will be available in person only, at all Campus Box Office locations beginning at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and there is also a four-ticket limit per person.

For more information, visit the Candlelight Service website. For more on the history of this event, please visit this Bucknell Answers article from 2010 with Professor Emeritus William Payn, music.

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