Hope College Christmas Vespers Tickets
on Sale on Saturday, Nov. 23
Posted November 4, 2002
HOLLAND -- Tickets for the annual Hope College
Christmas Vespers will be sold to the public on Saturday,
Nov. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. in the DeWitt Center.
Christmas Vespers will be presented on Saturday,
Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2
p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The performance schedule, two services on each
day, reflects a change from the practice of previous years.
In the past, one service was presented on Saturday and three
on Sunday. The shift to the reduced Sunday schedule was
made out of consideration of the event's student performers,
according to Christmas Vespers chairperson Brad Richmond of
the Hope music faculty. The college's semester examinations
begin on Monday, Dec. 9.
The tickets will be sold at the student
information desk in the main floor Collegiate Lounge of the
DeWitt Center, which is located at 12th Street and Columbia
The sale is scheduled to run until noon, but will
end earlier if the supply of tickets runs out. Because the
concerts traditionally sell out, persons wishing to purchase
tickets for a particular service should consider arriving
early and obtaining a place in line.
Tickets will be $5 each, with a limit of four
tickets per person. No telephone orders will be accepted,
and tickets will not be sold at the concerts.
Christmas Vespers was first held on Sunday, Dec.
7, 1941. Participating groups this year will include Hope's
College Chorus, Chapel Choir, Symphonette, Brass Quartet and