Once again, Christmas
Vespers will be streamed live on
the web, on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m., allowing alumnae
around the world to enjoy an annual holiday tradition at
Smith. Christmas Vespers tells the story of Advent through
hymns, prayers, and readings. Dean of Religious Life Jennifer
Walters will lead the services, which will include readings
by members of the Smith College faculty, staff, and senior
class. With Jonathan Hirsh, Grant Moss, and Joseph Baldwin
directing, the music portion of the program will feature
the Smith College Chorus, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Handbell
Choir, and Orchestra.
Last year's live stream drew
an impressive response with viewers signing on to watch the
event from five different continents, some gathering together
for mini-Vespers parties.
The 4 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m.
Vespers performances, both in John M. Greene Hall, are free
and open to the public, and typically fill the hall.A free-will
donation will be collected for the Hampshire County Homeless
Individuals Interfaith Winter Shelter program.
The live stream of
Christmas Vespers will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, December
here (at the time of the event) to watch.