Millikin University will welcome the holiday season with the 54th annual Vespers celebration, to be held at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2.
For fifty-four years, Vespers (which means "evening prayers") has signaled the beginning of the holiday season with a sumptuous evening of carols, choirs and candlelight. Over 300 musicians join together for this joyous musical feast presented annually on Millikin’s campus. Songs from past centuries combined with familiar carols and arrangements create an evening of seasonal warmth for the whole family. Vespers is one of Millikin’s most popular events, and has become a beloved tradition on campus and within the Decatur community. Past recordings of Vespers may be purchased from First Step Records
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the seamless nature of the 90 minute program, Vespers is not appropriate for children under 6 years of age. Infants should also not be in attendance.
Tickets may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 217.424.6318 or online at www.kirklandfinearts.com
. Kirkland Box Office hours are Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors. A $2.50 fee will be applied to credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and Box Office orders.