Christmas Vespers Program Around the Corner
always-popular Smith Christmas Vespers program will be held
this year on Sunday, December 5, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in John
M. Greene Hall.
The programs are free of charge
and open to the general public. Early arrival is recommended.
An annual tradition, the Christmas
Vespers tells the story of Advent through hymns and other
anthems, prayers, and scripture readings, and is a time when
Smith College and the surrounding community come together
in the spirit of the holiday season. The services will be
led by Jennifer Walters, Dean of Religious Life, with readings
by members of the Smith faculty, staff and senior class.
The music portion of the program
will feature the Smith College Chorus, Glee Club, Chamber
Singers, Handbell Choir, and Orchestra. The program will
include Benjamin Britten's Ceremony
of Carols and traditional
holiday hymns and carols.
Jonathan Hirsh, Grant Moss,
and Gregory Brown will direct the choral and instrumental
A free-will donation will be
collected for the Hampshire County Interfaith Cot Shelter