Christmas Vespers marks the season

Posted on November 29, 2010 by Staff Writer

Sweet Briar College will hold its Christmas Vespers at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 in Memorial Chapel.

Chaplain Adam White will be the celebrant and students will read the scripture. Performers include organist Rebecca McCord, pianist Anna Billias, Lynn Buck and Julie Sharp on flute, soloists Marcia Thom, Elizabeth Rizzo and Sarah Schofield, and the Sweet Briar chamber and concert choirs. College dean and professor of music Jonathan Green will direct.

Sweet Briar’s Vespers is a traditional program of alternating lessons and carols, including hymns such as “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day” and “What Child is This?”

Admission is free and open to the public. A reception following the service will be held in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Conference Center. For more information, please contact the chaplain’s office at (434) 381-6113 or e-mail