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Celebrate the holiday season with this beloved NMH tradition featuring student musicians. Alumni, friends, and family are welcome to join us for Vespers, on-campus on Dec. 4 or in Boston on Dec. 16.

There is no admission fee for NMH Vespers, either on or off campus.

On-Campus Vespers

Sunday, Dec. 4, Memorial Chapel, 3:30 pm and 7 pm

Please join us for a reception between services, from 5-6:30 pm, at Bolger House (the admission building). Guests will not have access to Alumni Hall.

Visitors to campus must be fully vaccinated and test negative on a rapid/antigen COVID-19 test the morning of their visit. Please be prepared to wear a mask indoors. 

Watch the 7 pm service on livestream below.

If you are interested in donating a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one, faculty member, or classmate, please click here.

Off-Campus Vespers

Friday, Dec. 16, 7:30 pm

Vespers service is at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel Church at 15 Newbury St. in Boston.
All are welcome to join us at a post-event gathering from 9-10:30 pm at Strega Italiano, Back Bay. 

For more information, email or call 413-498-3600.

Celebrate the winter holidays through this special, candlelit event. 

NMH Vespers has combined choral and orchestral music, carols, and readings since the 1930s. On campus, Vespers is held in a candlelit Memorial Chapel. This event is a lovely showcase of students' musical skills as well as a moving celebration of the winter holiday season. Vespers is held off campus as well, alternating between Boston and New York City each year.

See photos and video clips from Vespers 2021.

NMH girls in choir robes singing during Vespers 1971

Vespers 1971

NMH students performing in Memorial Chapel during 2019 Vespers
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Question? Email or call 413-498-3600.