Friends University makes annual Christmas Candlelight concert bigger and better

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University is pleased to announce the annual Christmas Candlelight Concert will be performed Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.. This year, concert goers will receive plenty of what keeps them coming back every year with exciting additions.

Generations of students, faculty and audiences have participated in the candlelight tradition on Friends University’s campus but this year the production will be moved to the more spacious Central Community Church.

In addition to hearing the traditional renditions by the Friends University Singing Quakers and Concert Choir, concert goers will have the opportunity to hear from other groups including Falcon Chorus, Women’s Choir, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Dance and Singing Quakers Alumni Choir. Welcoming guests as they arrive will be the Friends University Flute Choir, providing festive music in the foyer.

“I wanted to create a Christmas concert that celebrated all that we have to offer in the Fine Arts Division. This concert is our big present to you, our beloved community,” said Artistic Director of Candlelight and Singing Quaker Conductor, Dr. Rayvon T. J. Moore.  

The concert will be recorded and televised by PBS Kansas for viewing on Dec 23 at 9 p.m.; Christmas Eve at 12 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Christmas day at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors (55+) at The performance will take place at 6100 W Maple St, Wichita, KS 67209.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

PBS Channel 8.1 / Cox Channel 8 for the following air times: Dec. 23 at 9 p.m.; Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 12 pm.

PBS Channel 8.2 / Cox Channel 671 for the following air times: Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 5 p.m.