GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 30, 2015) – Bob Jones University invites the Greenville community to celebrate the holiday season at BJU’s annual Christmas Carol Sing and Lighting Ceremony at the center of campus Friday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
“We look forward to welcoming friends from across the Upstate as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “People of all ages will enjoy this incredible family event as we kick-off the Christmas season at BJU.”
Prior to the Lighting Ceremony, the Bob Jones Academy Elementary School Vocal Ensemble, consisting of 24 fifth and sixth grade students under the direction of Joanie Pegram, will present a concert at 6:10 p.m. This vocal ensemble regularly performs for school chapels and special concerts each year. As part of their celebration of the Christmas season, they will present concerts at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, the BJU Museum and Gallery and Greenville Memorial Hospital.
The University Singers, BJU’s freshman choir, will join the crowd in singing well-loved carols and other traditional Christmas music. President Pettit will welcome those attending and read a selection of Scripture. As Opus 6, the official vocal performance ensemble of the BJU Department of Vocal Studies, sings “O Holy Night,” the switch will be flipped to light the thousands of lights on campus. The program will conclude with additional carols and the “Hallelujah Chorus” from “Messiah.”
Following the Lighting Ceremony, BJU will be presenting a Christmas Living Gallery in Rodeheaver Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. Tickets may be purchased at the BJU Programs and Production box office or by calling (864) 770-1372 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday or online.