WHO: Valparaiso University presents the annual Advent­–Christmas Vespers service, featuring the Kantorei Choir and the Handbell Choir of the Chapel of the Resurrection.

WHAT: A traditional evening of scriptural readings and inspiring music. This year’s Vespers will feature a newly commissioned choral work, “Our Garden of Life” and a newly commissioned work for handbells, “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Cynthia Dobrinski.

For the 7 p.m. service, the choirs will be joined by the Jubilate Children’s Choir of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Valparaiso, Ind. A reception will be held in the Harre Union Ballroom, adjacent to the Chapel, between services. All are welcome.

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

WHERE: Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University

CONTACT: There is no charge to attend the service, but advanced-seating tickets are required. Please contact the Chapel of the Resurrection at 219.464.5093 to reserve your seat.

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