The production premieres on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. on MPB Television and MPB Think Radio
The “Mississippi College Festival of Lights 2020” premieres on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Television and MPB Think Radio Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. The 2020 production is a collection of the best performances from the past four concerts.
Encore presentations of the 2020 production will air Dec. 20 at 4 p.m., Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 1 p.m. Ed Foose and Zeke Bandy are the MPB producers for the production.
Festival of Lights began at Mississippi College in December 1986. The concert brings together Mississippi College faculty members and the Mississippi College Singers to present music and scripture readings in the English tradition of Lessons and Carols. Every year, the concert ends with the choir leaving the historic Provine Chapel on the campus by candlelight singing “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.”
Professor Mark Nabholz is the conductor for the MC Singers, who have entertained audiences at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The talented group has also traveled to performance halls in Europe and South Africa.