Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in choir, jazz, music, orchestra, "The College", Vespers The Ottawa University Music Department once again ushered in the Christmas season with its annual Christmas Vespers on December 5. Performances by the University Ringers, University Orchestra, and University Concert Choir and Jazz Singers, as well as scripture readings and traditional carols sung by the audience all served to prepare hearts for the celebration of Christ’s birth. A favorite of the season, “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, was also performed, and 2011 was anticipated with the final selection of “Into the New Year” by Johann Strauss.