posted October 31, 2006

Christmas Vespers Tickets to Be Sold Nov. 18

Tickets for the annual Hope College Christmas Vespers will be sold to the public on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. at the DeVos Fieldhouse.

Christmas Vespers will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The tickets will be sold at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is located between Ninth and 11th streets at 222 Fairbanks Ave.

The sale is scheduled to run until noon, but will end earlier if the supply of tickets runs out. Because the services traditionally sell out, persons wishing to purchase tickets for a particular service are encouraged to consider arriving early and obtaining a place in line.

Tickets will be $7 each, with a limit of four tickets per person. No orders will be accepted, and tickets will not be sold at the services.

Christmas Vespers was first held on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. In addition to a variety of Hope instrumental and vocal groups, the services will feature the college's historic Skinner organ, which has returned to campus this fall after being absent for a restoration that began in January 2005. A concert of rededication for the restored organ is being planned for January.

The Christmas Vespers services will take place in Dimnent Memorial Chapel, located on College Avenue at 12th Street.