Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Vespers 2013 includes Vivaldi's "Gloria" and favorite carols Dec. 8

A long-held holiday tradition continues this weekend as the Randolph College Chorale and Chamber Orchestra present Christmas Vespers.

The annual musical celebrates the Christmas season with performances of carols and other music interspersed with readings of scripture and poetry about Christmas.

This year, the program includes Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” a beloved Baroque Christmas composition. Other songs include “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen,” part of which the audience will be invited to sing with the performers.

Christmas Vespers will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8, in Houston Memorial Chapel.