5,000 Luminaria Will Light the Way to Saturday's 'Service of Readings and Carols'

5,000 Luminaria Will Light the Way to Saturday's 'Service of Readings and Carols'

November 29, 2004

DSC8269November 29, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - More than 5,000 luminaria will create a holiday glow on the DePauw University campus this Saturday night, December 4, to welcome all to the annual to the annual "Service of Readings and Carols." The service, which includes poetry and music, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Gobin United Methodist Church. All are invited to participate. Per tradition, DePauw Bonner Scholars will place the luminaria around campus throughout the day, providing a beautiful backdrop for the evening's festivities.

This year's program will feature the DePauw Chamber Singers and the DePauw University Chorus, directed by Vincent Metallo, assistant professor of music, and accompanied by John Clodfelter. Other performers will include the University Brass and soprano Dawn Harris, assistant professor of music. Musical selections will include: There Shall A Star from Jacob Come Forth by Mendelssohn, Gloria in Excelsis Deo by Pinkham, Bruckner's Ave Maria, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, and favorite carols.

Readings will include the works of Elizabeth Jennings, Madeleine L'Engle, Langston Hughes, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

"This is an evening that many in the DePauw and Greencastle communities look forward to, one in which people of all faiths and backgrounds can come together and share in the fellowship that the season fosters," says University Chaplain Larry Burton. "We look forward to ringing in the holidays with friends, old and new."