The Annual FREE Christmas Vespers Concert | Saturday, December 2, 2023

On Saturday, December 2 at 4:30 p.m., for one performance only, the students, faculty, and staff of Lake Erie College will welcome members of the Northeast Ohio community to the free Christmas Vespers Concert in the historic Helen Rockwell Morley Music Building on the campus.

This FREE concert begins at 4:30 p.m., seats are unreserved, free parking is adjacent to the ADA accessible building. Guests will enjoy refreshments and a visit by Santa Claus.

One of the oldest traditions of the school, Christmas Vespers officially begins the winter holidays with music, guest artists, and opportunities for the audience to sing along. Following the concert, the Christmas tree and other decorations are turned on, illuminating the campus with festive color.

Performers at this year’s free holiday gift to the community include:

Organist Todd Wilson – Nationally recognized concert organist and music director Todd Wilson will be featured at the historic Skinner organ, which was custom designed and built for the Morley Music Building. Wilson heads the Organ Dept. at the Cleveland Institute of Music, is Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, curates the E.M. Skinner organ at Severance Hall, and is an Artist-in-Residence at Lake Erie College.

Joe Augustine – Renowned pianist Joe Augustine has been honored as a Steinway Artist for many years and is an Artist-in-Residence at Lake Erie College. Whether playing classical, jazz or the great standards, Augustine’s style has been described as engaging, lyrical, and dynamic. He and his Joe Augustine Trio will be special guests at Vespers.

The Lake Erie College Chorus – Mary Crow, Director

About Lake Erie College Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens. We offer 35 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in business administration, professional studies, education, and physician assistant studies. Our students compete in 19 NCAA Division II varsity sports and on three intercollegiate equestrian teams.