Herm, in seasonally appropriate sweater, celebrates Christmas in 2020.

Join EMU’s 2021 Christmas celebrations

Eastern Mennonite University welcomes the Advent season and celebrates Christmas cheer this month.

Dec. 9: A Bach Festival Christmas

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival hosts “A Bach Festival Christmas” featuring soprano Jessica Spafford, pianist David Berry, violinist Domenic Salerni, and bassist Sam Suggs performing a festive musical mix of classical, jazz, and holiday classics. Listeners can participate in a group sing led by SVBF Artistic Director Ken Nafziger.

The concert will be Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel, Eastern Mennonite Seminary. View the event announcement for more information.\

Here is the livestream link!

Dec. 13: Lighting of the Green, 4:30 p.m.

Faculty, staff, students, retirees and family members are invited to attend the annual Lighting of the Green Ceremony on the Front Lawn. The EMU Jazz Ensemble will perform beginning at 4:40 p.m. A short ceremony with the EMU Chamber Singers and a tree lighting begins at 5 p.m. (This event will not be livestreamed.)

Dec. 13: Christmas Lessons & Carols service, 7 p.m.

The community is welcome to the annual Christmas Lessons & Carols service on Monday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in Lehman Auditorium. Music will be provided by the EMU music department. A freewill offering will benefit the Faith and Spiritual LIfe Compassion Fund. Masks are required.

The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live from the EMU Facebook page.