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In the Spirit, From Gingerbread to the Dear Abbeys

Holiday concerts, readings, and events begin Friday

BU Academy's holiday concert on November 29. Photo by Albert L'Etoile

This year, Boston University is offering students, staff, and faculty plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays. If it doesn’t feel like Christmas without the classics, the Marsh Chapel Choir, the Seminary Singers, and the Catholic Center Choir will present the annual University Lessons and Carols, featuring the music of Gardner, Mouton, and Schutz, on Friday, December 1, at 6 p.m. Sports fans can catch the Figure Skating Club’s winter show on Saturday, December 2, at 7 p.m., and a cappella enthusiasts have a number of events to choose from — the Allegrettos, Aural Fixation, the Dear Abbeys, Chordially Yours, and the Treblemakers all have concerts in the first weeks of December.

A list of University holiday celebrations — including a University-wide Gingerbread House Building competition — is below. Click on the links in each listing for more information, or visit the University calendar.

Friday, December 1

University Lessons and Carols, 6 p.m.
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.

Saturday, December 2

Holiday Performance/Live Music featuring the Dear Abbeys,  2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble at BU, 660 Beacon St., 2nd level

BU Figure Skating Club Winter Show, 7 p.m.
Walter Brown Arena, 285 Babcock St.

BU Choral Society Concert, 7 p.m.
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.

Sunday, December 3

“Winter in the City” Gingerbread House Building, Noon
Delware Room, Sargent Activites Center, 1 University Rd.

Monday, December 4

Boston University Chamber Chorus, Women’s Chorale, and Concert Choir, 8 p.m.
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.

Wednesday, December 6

Toy Drive to benefit Home for Little Wanderers, 4:30 p.m.
Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave.

Thursday, December 7

Boston University Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m.
Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.

Friday, December 8

A Night at the Theatre with the College of Fine Arts, 6:30 p.m.
Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion, 539 Tremont St., Boston

Aural Fixation Winter Concert, 8 p.m.
LSE Auditorium, 24 Cummington St.

Saturday, December 9

Dear Abbeys Winter Show, 6 p.m.
Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Ave.

Treblemakers Winter Concert, 7:30 p.m.
COM Auditorium, 640 Commonwealth Ave., Room 101

Sunday, December 10

Cordially Yours Winter Concert, 2 p.m.
COM Auditorium, 640 Commonwealth Ave., Room 101

Monday, December 11

BUMC-BMC Holiday Choir Performance, 1 p.m.
BUMC East Newton Pavilion Lobby, 88 East Newton St.

Allegrettos Winter Concert, 8 p.m.
CGS Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave.

Thursday, December 14

BUMC-BMC Holiday Choir Performance, 1 p.m.
BUMC East Newton Pavilion Lobby, 88 East Newton St.

Saturday, December 16

Holiday Storytime & Crafts, 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble at BU Children’s Book Department, 660 Beacon St., 2nd level

Sunday, December 17

A Visit from Santa, 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble at BU Children’s Book Department, 660 Beacon St., 2nd level

Monday, December 18

BUMC-BMC Holiday Choir Caroling at BMC Patient Units, 1 p.m.
BUMC Menino Pavilion Units, 840 Harrison Ave.

Tuesday, December 19

University Holiday Party, 3 p.m.
GSU Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Wednesday, December 20

BUMC-BMC Holiday Choir Caroling at BMC Patient Units, 1 p.m.
BUMC East Newton Pavilion Units, 88 East Newton St.

Saturday, December 23

’Twas the Night Before Christmas
, 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble at BU Children’s Book Department, 660 Beacon St., 2nd level