Candlelight Carols 2021
Candlelight Carols is right around the corner! Moody Bible Institute’s delightful annual Christmas production will take place virtually this year on Saturday, December 4 with a pre-show at 6:45 p.m. and officially kicking off at 7:00 p.m. CST. Please join us online to enjoy this beloved seasonal favorite as we celebrate the birth of our Messiah and King, Jesus Christ, through the creative power of music and drama.
Be sure to mark your calendars and tell your family and friends about this delightful holiday program.
Unwrapped: The Gifts of Christmas
The 2021 theme for Candlelight Carols is “Unwrapped: The Gifts of Christmas.” This year’s production is a joyous and worshipful celebration of God’s most extraordinary gifts to us.
This year’s production is a joyous and worshipful celebration of God’s most extraordinary gifts to us:
- The gift of the promise God kept when He sent His Son to earth
- The gift of His love in action through Jesus’ atoning death and resurrection
- The gift of our restored relationship with our Heavenly Father
- The gift of purpose for our lives that comes only through placing our hope and trust in Christ
This year’s theme corresponds with our Today in the Word devotional series for the month of December. Our free daily Bible study resource is available to you online, by email, in print, and on the Today in the Word app. Visit the Today in the Word website for more details and to begin receiving this free devotional written by Moody’s esteemed professors.
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The Music of Candlelight Carols
Our faculty and students have been hard at work and have poured their hearts into creating this year’s Candlelight Carols program. This special Christmas program is our gift to you. We pray that it is a rich blessing to you and yours as you celebrate the arrival of the newborn King who gave His life for us.
It is our distinct honor to introduce the musical teams that will perform in Candlelight Carols 2021:
The Moody Chorale
The Moody Chorale, conducted by Dr. Yongmin Kim, was founded in 1946 and has long been recognized as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations specializing in sacred music. The chorale exists to lead men and women in worship of the Creator by ministering biblical and theological truths through music and personal testimony. Their repertoire includes a broad range of music from all periods of music history.
The Moody Campus Orchestra
The Moody Campus Orchestra, directed by Dr. Jae Hyeok Jang, consists of students and faculty members from Moody Bible Institute and musicians from the local community. Performing a diverse repertoire, the orchestra plays classical and modern music and arrangements of church music. The Moody Campus Orchestra’s ministry is to share the joy of music and Christian faith.
The Moody Gospel Choir
The Moody Gospel Choir, directed by Dr. Yongmin Kim, uses music to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The group is comprised of a choir and a band performing many different styles of gospel music. The ensemble places an emphasis on Scripture and conveying love through a ministerial message of praise and worship. The repertoire of this fully accredited gospel ensemble consists of both traditional and contemporary gospel styles.
The Moody Worship Collectives
The Moody Worship Collectives, directed by Dr. David Gauger, seek to worship God and lead others in worshiping Him through contemporary praise music. All types of stage-based arts are incorporated to add richness and variety to corporate worship. Members of the Moody Worship Collectives are Moody students from all majors. Performance and worship leadership opportunities include many on-campus events and chapel as well as off-campus performances at churches.