Anderson University presents 55th annual “Candles and Carols”

The Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present the 55th annual “Candles and Carols” Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

“I am grateful to those who started this musical tradition 55 years ago, and I am pleased that we can continue sharing our music with the community and uniting our voices in the songs of the season,” said Dr. Jeffrey E. Wright, dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. “It is a moving and meaningful experience for all who participate.”

More than 200 AU students from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will participate during the service, including the wind ensemble, conducted by Adam Waller; the orchestra, conducted by Gert Kumi; the Chorale, conducted by Dr. Richard Sowers; the women’s chorus, conducted by Dr. Joani Brandon; and the dance ensemble, choreographed by Erich Yetter. 

The audience will have the opportunity to participate in the program through congregational singing and the candle lighting ceremony at the conclusion of the evening.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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