Award-winning Holiday Vespers concert coming soon

The Washburn music department will have its annual Holiday Vespers concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in Washburn’s White Concert Hall. This concert will showcase choral and instrumental groups performing holiday-themed music. The PBS station, KTWU will record the performance live for a televised broadcast. 

Admission is free and donations will be accepted to continue supporting Washburn’s music department. 

KTWU has received several Emmy nominations and awards for “Washburn University Holiday Vespers” production over the years in the categories of Special Event, Lighting and more.

Get there early to grab a seat as this is Washburn’s most heavily attended concert of the year with students, staff, faculty and members of the Topeka community coming together for a holiday treat.

Victoria McManus, senior music education major, will be performing with the Washburn Choir this year. 

“The thing I’m looking forward to the most would be that I will be performing this concert alongside my little sister, who plays viola in the Symphony Orchestra,” McManus said. “We don’t get to perform together often, so I’m very excited.”

Contact the Washburn music department at 785-670-1511 or [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the Holiday Vespers concert. 

Michelle Sieve, junior music education major, will be performing with the Symphony Orchestra. She is looking forward to performing with the choir.

“It’s a different experience than just playing with other instruments and it’s really fun for me,” Sieve said. “You’re in for something special. The concert hall is decorated top to bottom in Christmas lights and there is always a group performing. It’s a concert full of traditions.”