Vespers singers


Vespers is one of Millikin's most popular events, signaling the beginning of the holiday season with a sumptuous evening of carols, choirs, and candlelight. Over 250 musicians join together for this joyous musical feast. Songs from past centuries combined with familiar carols and arrangements create an evening of seasonal warmth for the whole family.


  • Saturday, December 7th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 8th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Ticket Info

  • Single ticket prices: $12 - $16
  • MU Students get 1 free ticket to the Sunday December 8th performance at 7:30pm
  • Seniors 65 and older, groups or 10 or more, and other discounts available by phone or in person. Call the Kirkland Ticket Office and ask about our discounts and package deals!
  • Save money when buying ticket packages of 3 or more shows!
  • Ticket packages are available for purchase now! Single tickets are available for purchase to donors of our Friends of Kirkland program, including Vespers! Please call our Patron Relations Manager Blake Murphy at (217) 424-3932 if you would like more information about becoming a Friend of Kirkland. Single tickets will be available for the general public to all of our 2019-2020 events starting November 5th, 2019. 

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Vespers 60th

With nearly 8000 attendees between all four performances, Vespers has become one of the largest celebrations in the Macon County area. This year, being the 60th anniversary, holds a particularly special place in the hearts of many individuals that have connections to Millikin from all over the world. In honor of that tradition, student-run record label, First Step Records is releasing a one of a kind, special edition, Vespers 60 dual CD and booklet. Help us celebrate the 60th anniversary and beloved tradition of Vespers!

Vespers 60th CD

Vespers 60th


Event Date

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 7:30pm