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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sun, Dec 3, 2017

Event poster featuring an image of Johnson Chapel at night

Choral Society Vespers

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.

French House Crêpes Party

8:30 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

Come enjoy delicious homemade crêpes with your French language assistants and French house residents. French speakers of all levels are warmly welcome! Hope to see you there!