(November 17, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Christmas Candlelight Service takes place Friday, Dec. 3

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Centenary College will share an annual Christmas tradition with the public on Friday, Dec. 3, when it presents its Christmas Candlelight Service, a program of readings, prayer, music, song and candle lighting in Brown Memorial Chapel. The program is free and open to the public with the service beginning at 6 p.m.


Music will be provided by the Centenary Camerata and Chorale singers, conducted by Dr. Julia B. Thorn; the Centenary College Choir, directed by Dr. David Hobson; the Centenary Brass Quintet; and Dr. Hollice Watson, organist.

After the service, the community is invited to attend a Holiday reception and visit with Santa in Kilpatrick Auditorium, located in the R.E. Smith Building.

For further information, contact the Centenary Chaplain's Office at 318.869.5156

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.