"Monumental Moments" Ranked No. 9 Among Best College Holiday Events

12-10-2015

Monumental Moments, a longstanding Virginia Wesleyan College event series created by the Center for Sacred Music, earned the No. 9 spot this month on Best College Review’s ranking of “The 45 Best College Holiday Events.” According to the college and university ranking service, the list was compiled based on criteria such as event uniqueness and level of community involvement. The 2015-2016 installment of Monumental Moments began December 3 with "The Christmas Story in Lessons & Carols," which featured Advent and Christmas scriptures with poetry, singing, and special music by the Wesleyan Chorale under the direction of Dr. Bryson Mortensen. The Center for Sacred Music will continue its series in spring 2016 with “Women's Christmas" (Jan. 16, 12 p.m.), an Epiphany service co-sponsored with Women's and Gender Studies and the Women's Resource Center; and “From Dust You Have Come” (Feb. 10, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.), an Ash Wednesday service co-sponsored with the Office of the Chaplain. Though the official ranking was based on the Monumental Moments series, Best College Review also recognized the College’s annual holiday concert, “A Wesleyan Christmas,” which took place December 4-5 and featured seasonal favorites by the Wesleyan Singers, the Wesleyan Chorale and faculty soloists and instrumentalists. More