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Holiday Vespers is a long-standing popular tradition of the College, during which the community comes together to celebrate light and togetherness on a dark and cold December night. The production was envisioned by Professor Emeritus Catharine Melhorn in 1971 and includes performances by the choral ensembles, jazz ensembles, and the English Handbell Ensemble. Cherished aspects of the event include a chant processional sung by candlelight as well as ample opportunities for community singing. The performances are free and open to the public (members of the community line up 1-2 hours beforehand to ensure seating!), and are also performed alternately each year in Boston and New York. Check the local alumnae associations for information about location and ticketing.
The theme of the Dec. 2 concert is "On a Winter's Night." Musical selections include images of stars, dreams, memories and the wonder of the season.
Start your holiday season on a high note at this cherished campus tradition, featuring choral works from many cultures, plus holiday jazz selections.
Before there was speech, was there song? Be illuminated by the College’s annual Vespers concert—a holiday treat for the soul and the senses.
The Mount Holyoke College musical ensembles will join forces in two performances of Vespers, a beloved College tradition.
The annual Mount Holyoke College holiday tradition will include an eclectic program, a candlelight procession, and a Christmas carol sing-along.
Start your holiday season on a high note at this cherished campus tradition, a musical celebration of Christmas and winter’s beauty.
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