Christmas Vespers, a Mount tradition, December 4

November 14, 2011

Newburgh, NY -

A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, including works by Felix Mendelssohn, Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst and Morten Lauridsen, will be presented during Christmas Vespers at Mount Saint Mary College on Sunday, December 4.

The free public event begins at 7 pm in the Chapel of the Holy Rosary in the Dominican Center on campus, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY.

The Mount Saint Mary College Choir and the college’s Arts and Letters program will be joined by members of the St. Philip’s Church Choir from Garrison. Dr. Durward Entrekin, professor of music, serves as director of the Mount Saint Mary College and St. Philip’s Church choirs.

Professional orchestral musicians from the Hudson Valley and readers from the college community will also be featured. Seating is limited.

A brief video of last year’s vespers can be viewed at

For information, call 845-569-3273.