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   Date: 11/23/10 Bookmark and Share

Annual Christmas Vespers Program Around the Corner

Northampton, Mass.—The much-anticipated, 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.

View a video of last year's Vespers

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 groups.

A free-will donation will be collected for the Hampshire County Interfaith Cot Shelter Program.

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