NMH Vespers

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 the 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.


Video of the on-campus Vespers, December 8.

See the program.

Off-Campus Vespers — Thursday, December 19 (New York, NY)

Pre-Vespers Reception with the NMH Head of School
450 East 29th Street, New York, NY (18-minute walk to the church)
4:30–6:30 pm
Light appetizers will be served.
Please RSVP here

7 pm
St. George’s Episcopal Church
4 Rutherford Place, New York, NY (between 16th Street and 17th Street)

Parking and Transportation
The closest parking garage is Icon, located at 146 3rd Avenue (between 15th and 16th streets). 

The closest subway stops are Union Square (three blocks east: L, N, Q, R or 4, 5, 6) or 3rd Avenue (2 blocks south: L)

Neither tickets nor advance reservations are necessary. To help defray the cost of Vespers off campus, we ask for a suggested donation of $20 per adult at the door. 

Post-Vespers Party
Sponsored by the Young Alumni Committee of the NMH Alumni Council.
Linen Hall
101 3rd Avenue (between 12th and 13th streets)
A 6-minute walk from the church 
No registration necessary

2018 Vespers

View video excerpts of 2018 vespers services

View the campus vespers photo gallery.

CDs for purchase: Purchase a Vespers CD by contacting the music program at 413-498-3281 or emailing srhenow@nmhschool.org.

Please contact us with questions at events@nmhschool.org or by calling (413) 498-3600.

Taylor King

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Nhu Hoang

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Gretel Schatz, Director of the Dance program, instructs a dance student.

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