The 2021 Hope College Christmas Vespers service has been recorded and is being featured online and on WGVU television and area radio stations.

The program of Christmas carols and anthems is presented by the college’s Department of Music and features more than 200 performers in historic Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The services feature a variety of Hope instrumental and vocal groups as well as the college’s historic Skinner organ.  The Chapel Choir premiered a piece composed for this year’s Vespers service by Dr. Benjamin Krause, assistant professor of music, with text written by Dr. Pablo Peschiera, associate professor of English and department chair.  This year’s services were held on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5.

WGVU has made its video recording of the program available on YouTube.  Hope has made its audio recording available online at

WGVU will air the services on Friday, Dec. 24, at 11 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 25, at 8 a.m., noon and 8 p.m.

WHTC, 1450 AM and 99.7 FM in Holland, will broadcast the program on Friday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.  The program will also be featured on other area stations including:
WTHS 89.9 FM in Holland on Friday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 25 at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
WFUR 1570 AM and 92.9 FM in Grand Rapids, on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
WCHT 600 AM, 93.5 FM and 105.5 FM in Escanaba, on Friday, Dec. 24 at 12 p.m.
KCMR 97.9 FM in Mason City, Iowa, on Friday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m.
WHCB Radio, 91.5 FM in the Bristol/Kingsport/Johnson City market. Covering Tennessee, Virginia, and parts of western North Carolina, on Thursday, Dec 23 at 2 a.m., 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
WDBC 680 AM and 94.5 FM on Fridaym Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. 
KPDQ 93.9 FM Portland Oregon on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. PT