Amherst College Vespers

 Amherst College Vespers - A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December  3, 4pm and 7:30pm, Johnson Chapel

The annual Amherst College Christmas Vespers takes place Sunday, December 3, at 4pm and repeats at 7:30pm in Johnson Chapel. The Festival of Lessons and Carols is free, no tickets required.

This is the 71st anniversary of Christmas Vespers. Mallorie Chernin directs the Amherst College Choral Society assisted by Rebecca Ruescher ’17. They are joined by the Amherst College Flute Choir, directed by Alison Hale. Other musicians include organist James Maes and trumpeters Brooks Holmes and Samuel Rosenblum ’16.

The congregation joins in the singing of traditional carols and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel’s Messiah. The lessons for this traditional “Festival of Lessons and Carols” are read by faculty, staff, students and children of faculty and staff. Donations may be made to the Amherst Survival Center.