Annual Advent Service of Lessons & Carols

Dec 5, 7:00 p.m.

All are invited to Livestream at this link

For campus community only:

Reserved tickets will be honored for the Vassar community.

Please note, this is a change in the original plan to hold Lessons and Carols in the Vassar Chapel as a public event. We regret that we are not able to welcome the public to the in-person service.

The service includes readings and choral anthems, and culminates in a candle lighting ceremony and a closing congregational carol.

Music of Benjamin Britten, Rosephanye Powell, Richard R. Webster, and Eric Whitacre

Vassar College Choir, Vassar College Women’s Chorus, Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir, with Christine Howlett, conductor and Gail Archer, college organist

Masks are required throughout the duration of the service.

Your reservation will be honored with proof of vaccination and picture ID, or proof of a negative test within 72 hours. Children under 12 will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within the last 72 hours.


Phone: (845) 437-5599



Presented by the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices and the Department of Music.


Annual Advent Service of Lessons & Carols