This year's Vespers concert will also honor playwright Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006), who graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1971. Members of the original production of her play Uncommon Women and Others will act as honorary event chairs.
"We are so pleased to honor Wendy at this year's Vespers concert," said Jennifer Durst '95, president of the Mount Holyoke Club of New York City. "Wendy loved Mount Holyoke, and it seems fitting to honor her memory during one of our club's most cherished events. Alumnae love to hear the same beautiful music they remember from their college days, and introduce their families to Mount Holyoke through a wonderful holiday tradition."
The Mount Holyoke Club of New York City helps organize the Vespers concert each time it travels to New York City. Proceeds from the concert are used primarily to fund scholarships for Mount Holyoke students from New York City.
This year's concert features the Mount Holyoke College Glee Club, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers; the Symphony Orchestra; Vocal Jazz; and English Handbells. In addition to varying compositions chosen each year, the Vespers concert traditionally begins with a candlelight chant processional, and includes familiar holiday carols for the audience to join in singing.
General admission to the concert is $40. All are welcome to attend. Additional information and online ticket orders are available at http://www.mountholyokeclubofnewyork.com/events.htm.