Connecticut College Vespers: A Service of Lessons and Carols

Ring in the holiday season with one of Connecticut College's oldest traditions, "Christmas Vespers: A Service of Lessons and Carols." A campus favorite since 1917, Vespers is a candlelight celebration of blessings, readings and songs that joyously herald the holidays.

This year's observance will be led by three College chaplains, Carolyn Patierno, Robert Washabaugh and Aracelis Vazquez Haye. The music will be provided by Music Professor John Anthony on organ, the Connecticut College Chamber Choir conducted by Music Professor Wendy Moy, and student a cappella groups. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Harkness Chapel at Connecticut College
Wednesday, December 11 at 5:00 pm

Make We Joy!

Connecticut College presents "Make We Joy," a community celebration of the winter solstice featuring dance, drama, and music! 

This celebration has delighted generations from all over New England since 1981. Community talents from many backgrounds and cultures fuse to create an entertaining and unique seasonal event enjoyed by all ages. The performances are free, though donations at the door are gratefully accepted. Seating is limited, so plan to arrive early. Throughout the world, people have gathered to celebrate the presence of light and hope, and this spiritual recognition of the returning light persists in the traditions of all the world´s cultures.