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Neil Patrick Harris Narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional is one of the holiday traditions that takes place each season at Walt Disney World.

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

The Christmas story is told by a celebrity narrator and accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, the Voices of Liberty, Cast Member Choir and guest choirs. A guest conductor leads the orchestration of this moving tribute.

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional


I love the Candlelight Processional, but the lines have gotten so long for every show, that I only manage to see it every few years. I was fortunate last week to see Neil Patrick Harris narrate the Candlelight Processional.

From the moment it began, I sat mesmerized in my seat watching and listening to the beautiful sounds of the Christmas season. The 6 year old sitting in front of me barely moved during the entire performance.

In addition to Neal Patrick Harris, the guest conductor was Dr. William Powell, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Auburn University. I can't recall another conductor so animated that he became part of the show. There were times, I wasn't sure where to train my eyes. It was all so fascinating to watch.


Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional


THE PROGRAM

Shout for Joy
O Come All Ye Faithful


Voices of Liberty Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Voices of Liberty Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Voices of Liberty Epcot's Candlelight Processional


Il Est Ne
O Holy Night

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Away in a Manger
Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy
What Child is This
Do You Hear What I Hear

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Dr. William Powell Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Silent Night
Joy to the World
The Hallelujah Chorus

Neil Patrick Harris Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Neil Patrick Harris Epcot's Candlelight Processional

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Comments (8)

Aubrey:

I am particularly fond of the CP because I was fortunate enough to participate as a member of the student choir when I was in 10th grade. I'm so jealous you got to see Neil Patrick Harris! Seriously thinking of choosing my next holiday travel dates around his appearance next year (if he narrates again)!

Mike:

We have been to WDW several times in recent years, but because I work in the Illinois school system, we always come down during the summer. Well, this year, my daughter's HS choir was chosen to sing in the Candlelight Processional on Dec. 18. It was simply incredible! An experience we will never forget. This trip was so different than any other visit. Disney during the holidays....WOW!!

SB:

I saw the 8:15 performance on the 10th too--NPH was so worth the loooong wait! He looked like he was having so much fun up there! The trumpets and the soaring Voices of Liberty and NPH bopping around up there--what a treat.

Jamie in Jax:

NPH was really good! His opening line when he got to the podium... "What... is... up?", was classic Barney from HIMYM! Hope he's back next year.

lori:

We attended the Dec10 8PM performance. We chose this date because Neil Patrick Harris was the narrator. He was fantastic. I could see this over and over again. It is just amazing. If you have the opportunity-take advantage of it.

Robin:

We were at EPCOT on Dec. 11 and I was able to see Neil Patrick Harris as the reader at the 8 o'clock showing. We waited in line for almost 2 hours in the rain! It was well worth the wait and rain! He did a terrific job, the choir was fantastic and the orchestra was superb! I would love to return to see this show annually!

Candace Dymond:

Neil Patrick Harris did a wonderful job. Although I have only seen a few Processionals, he was may favorite narrator.

Just looks wonderful. Harris is one of my favorite Voices and this was probably a great show. Really have to convince the family to go down one year during the holidays!

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