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A Bucknell Candlelight Christmas

Written by witf | Dec 20, 2012 8:59 AM

A beloved campus tradition, modeled after Cambridge University's Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols, returns to public television. Rooke Chapel, set on one of Central Pennsylvania's most picturesque campuses, makes for an evocative setting in A BUCKNELL CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS.

The program opens with the traditional candlelight procession and recounts Christ's birth through Bible readings and anthems from the renowned undergraduate musical ensembles, the Rooke Chapel Choir and Rooke Chapel Ringers. This holiday special also highlights the uplifting power of congregational singing, with performances of sacred music and familiar carols such as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Go Tell it On the Mountain," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Silent Night" and "Joy to the World."

A BUCKNELL CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS airs on witf on December 20 at 10 p.m., December 21 at 3 a.m., December 24 at 10 p.m., and December 25 at 3 a.m.

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