The ever-popular Christmas Vespers will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8, with performances at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.
The event is free and open to the public. A free-will donation will be collected for the Hampshire County Homeless Individuals Interfaith Winter Shelter Program. To see what Vespers is about, replay the live stream of the 2011 Vespers.
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. 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 live stream will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, December
here (at the time of the event) to watch.