Northwestern Christmas Vespers

Rachel Friez of Sioux Falls, SD, performs in an ensemble during last year’s Christmas Vespers at Northwestern College in Orange City.

ORANGE CITY—The Northwestern College Music Department will present its annual Christmas Vespers concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Christ Chapel in Orange City.

This year’s theme, “Nine Lessons and Carols,” is a traditional format for Christmas worship services that originated in 1918 at King’s College, Cambridge. Northwestern’s Drama Ministries Ensemble will perform nine Scripture readings.

The A cappella Choir, Women’s Choir, Orchestra, Brass Ensemble and organist MaryLou Wielenga will perform a variety of festive music.