Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols Planned for Denison's Swasey Chapel
Posted: December 1, 2006
The sixth annual "Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols" is set for 7 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 10) in Denison University's Swasey Chapel. A Lessons and Carols Choir comprised of students studying in the music department, along with the Hilltoppers and Ladies Night Out ensembles, will be performing special music.
Jointly sponsored by the office of religious life and the department of music, the service was inaugurated in 2000 and is now a Christmas celebration for the University and a seasonal event for the local community. Preceded by a week of tower bell concerts, the service will include biblical readings, processions and congregational carols.
Mark R. Orten, director of religious life and university chaplain, and Kevin N. Wines, liturgist and conductor, will preside at the service. Scott Hayes, organist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church inwill play and lead the singing of the congregational carols from the organ console.
Among those serving as readers at this year's service are: Tina Knobel, wife of University President Dale Knobel; Julie Houpt '75, vice president for university resources and public affairs; Sam Thios, vice president for student affairs; Kim Coplin '85, professor of physics; John Jackson, professor of black studies; Lisa Scott, director of institutional equity and diversity; and Denison students Chelsea Mikula '07 and Kristin Cox '07.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols; 7 p.m., Sunday (Dec. 10), Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-5727 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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