The annual Amherst College Christmas Vespers is held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. The Festival of Lessons and Carols is FREE (no tickets are required).
Mallorie Chernin directs the Amherst College Choral Society, assisted by Rebecca Ruescher ’17. They are joined by the Amherst College Madrigal Singers, directed by Anna Makar-Limanov ’20 and Ellen Mutter ’18. Other musicians include timpanist Kyoko Sano (Hampshire College), 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. The event is free; no tickets are required. Donations may be made to the Amherst Survival Center.