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Feast of Lights Vigil

To: Campus Wide
From: Dr. Nicholle Andrews
Date: Nov. 8
Subject: Feast of Lights Vigil

The Vigil celebration, serves as a prelude to The Feast of Lights, a nationally recognized Christmas celebration presented by the University of Redlands' School of Music.
 
The Feast of Lights Vigil will take place on Sunday November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

Culminating a month of spiritual and musical preparation, the Feast of Lights Vigil celebration, introduced in 1974, serves as a prelude to The Feast of Lights, a nationally recognized Christmas celebration presented by the University of Redlands' School of Music.

Underscored by choral meditations and acclamations, the Candle Lighting Ceremony proclaims through scripture and ancient text the coming of the Messiah. Illuminating Memorial Chapel until the concluding performance of "Silent Night" at the final Feast of Lights presentation, a single lighted candle serves as a constant reminder of the significance of the events that mark the season.

An annual tradition began 2009 in which the public brings donations of non-perishable food items to the Feast of Lights. The food is collected by the Family Service Association of Redlands and distributed to low-income and homeless families in the community.

The Feast of Lights will run December 3, 4 and 6 at 8 p.m., and December 5 at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 and $25, $15 for seniors (65+) and $10 for students.

Sales begin October 20 and can be purchased on line www.redlands.edu/FeastOfLights by phone (909) 748-8116 or at the Ticketing Office of Campus Events.