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Mississippi Public Broadcasting Features Festival of Lights Concerts

Festival of Lights

Mississippi Public Broadcasting audiences will once again be treated to watch the traditional “Festival of Lights” concerts at Mississippi College.

Launched in December 1986, Festival of Lights performances welcome the Christmas season with stunning performances by the MC Singers. The program at Provine Chapel on the Clinton campus celebrates the birth and joyful message of Jesus Christ.

MC students with the award-winning group will clutch lighted candles in a darkened chapel each evening as they exit singing “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.”

Audiences packing the Provine Chapel pews will get a sneak preview of MC Singers concerts before the students perform thousands of miles away in Europe. Stops include Vienna, Prague and Budapest.

The Festival of Lights programs in Clinton are set for November 30, December 1-2.

The MC Music Department’s Christmas production will be memorable for the crowds seated in the Civil War era building. Mississippi College faculty and staff members will read passages from the Bible during the concerts.

Mississippi Public Broadcasting stations around the Magnolia State will air the Festival of Lights on four occasions: December 16 (7 p.m.), December 22 (9 p.m.), December 24 (4 p.m.) and December 25 (5 p.m.).

Conducted by music professor Mark Nabholz, the MC Singers have entertained audiences at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in recent years. The talented group has traveled as well to performance halls in Europe and South Africa.

Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. MC Music Department leaders advise patrons to purchase their tickets early. For more information, contact Dottie Serio at 601-925-3440 or or visit to the Music Department website and click on upcoming events.