Christmas presence:


Dec. 1—"Light the Campus" and "Hanging of the Greens"

Everyone is invited to join the activities Dec. 1 that mark the beginning of the holiday season on the OCU campus.

Beginning at 5 p.m. in the University Center, food for adults and children will be served. Craft tables for children will be open from 4:15 until 6. University musicians will fill the air with festive music. At 6:15, a candlelight processional will lead celebrants to the chapel for the Hanging of the Greens service at 6:30. This service heralds the beginning of the Advent season with hymns, readings, and the presentation of the greens by the Spirit of Grace liturgical dancers.

Dec. 10-11—Christmas Vespers with 250 OCU musicians

A holiday ensemble of more than 250 OCU singers and orchestral musicians will present the 32nd annual Christmas Vespers on Dec. 10-11 in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. An organ and orchestral music prelude starts at 7:30 p.m. The main program is at 8 o’clock.

Tickets, $10 per person, are at the door or call 405-208-5227. 

The concert will feature the OCU Symphony Orchestra and four OCU vocal ensembles: the 52-member University Singers; Ad Astra, the 84-voice women’s choir; the 48-member University Men’s Chorus; and the 36 singers of the Chamber Choir. 

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