December Events at Trinity College

Events are Free and Open to the Public
Common Hour Classical Concert: Trinity Instrumentalists and Vocalists
December 2, 2014
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Trinity College Chapel
For more information, contact John Rose at or (860)297-2014
A wide variety of musical styles performed by students enrolled in the Music Department’s program of private lessons.

Performances by Trinidadian Parang Band, Los Amigos Cantadores
December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2014
Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, Conn., 06106
For more information, contact Nicole Muto-Graves ‘15
Los Amigos Cantadores will play Parang music from Trinidad, along with the Trinity Samba Ensemble, and the Trinity Steel band.  The series of events surrounding the group’s visit from Trinidad starts with a workshop/lecture in Washington Room of Mather Hall during Common Hour, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 3.  That night, from 6-8 p.m., the group will perform house-to-house in a processional from 6-8 p.m. on Vernon Street.  On Wed., Dec. 3, the group will perform a concert in the Austin Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., and on Thurs., Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m., the group will perform house-to-house in a processional on Crescent Street.  All events are free and open to the public. 

Common Hour Classical Concert: Chamber Ensembles Recital
December 04, 2014
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Austin Arts Center Goodwin Theater
For more information, contact Nancy Curran, Ensembles Coordinator, at 860-297-2354 or

Allan K. Smith Reading Series: Amity Gaige
December 04, 2014
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Smith House Reese Room
For more information, contact Christina Bolio at
Amity Gaige is the author of three novels: O My Darling, The Folded World, and Schroder, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize and named one of the Best Books of 2013 by The New York Times.  Her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in Connecticut with her family and teaches at Amherst College.  A reception and book signing will follow each event, free and open to the public. 
Philosophy in 140 Characters - An Evening with Nein Quarterly
December 4, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mather Hall Rittenberg Lounge
For more information, contact Julia Goesser Assaiante at or (860)297-4221.
For more on Nein Quarterly, visit

56th Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 7, 2014
Two identical services: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Megan O’Brien at or (860) 297-2012.  
One of Hartford’s oldest Christmas tradtions, this annual festival has ushered in the beginning of the holiday season for hundreds in the Greater Hartford community since 1958.  The public is again warmly invited to attend this free event.  Due to the anticipated crowds, early arrival is encouraged.  For those unable to attend, the event will be broadcast live at
The Lessons and Carols service will include music of the season offered by the Trinity College Chapel Singers (the oldest continuing student group on campus), the Trinity College Concert Choir, and acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan ’09, artist-in-residence at Trinity College, under the direction of John Rose, college organist and director of chapel music.
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Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy Holiday Chorus and Orchestra Concert
December 9, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Trinity College Chapel
The concert will feature the HMTCA high school choir and string orchestra.
For more information, contact Ed Jardim at

The Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester in New York City Showcase
December 09, 2014
Two performances: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Commons Performance Lab 152
For more information, call (860) 297-2199 

Six Pack: Six Stories Told by the Students of American Studies 835/435
Opening: December 10, 5 p.m.
on display until June 30, 2014
Watkinson Library (Raether Library and Information Technology Center)
Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, Conn., 06106

Background: The Watkinson opens a show with books, manuscripts, prints, and other materials found in the special collections at Trinity College by six Trinity College American Studies students.  The projects are as follows:
-Voices for the Vote: What Women were Saying and Reading during the Fight for Suffrage (Gaia N. Cloutier ‘16)
-The Impossibility of Translating Culture (Alix A. de Gramont ‘15)
-Aotearoa: The Land of the Long White Cloud (Quirin A. Sackmann ‘15)
-Vinegar Valentines (Meghan E. Shaw, graduate student)
-Shall We Dance? The Evolution of Etiquette on the Dance Floor (Karen J. Tuthill-Jones, graduate student)
-Functional Pottery in America (Mariah J. West, graduate student)
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The Connecticut Industry Mural: A Widener Gallery Exhibition
A 25-Year Project by Artist Michael Borders
November 6 - December 7, 2014
Widener Gallery, Austin Arts Center, on the campus of Trinity College
300 Summit Street, Hartford, Conn., 06106
For more information, call (860)297-5232 or (869)297-2199
Gallery Hours are Sunday to Friday, 1:00 - 6:00 PM (Closed Saturdays)
Background: The Connecticut Industry Mural is comprised of eight individual panels, each representing one of Connecticut’s counties. All panels are oil and acrylic on canvas, each measuring ten by five feet.  Completed over a period of twenty-five years, The Connecticut Industry Mural is a complex historical artwork that gives a glimpse of Connecticut’s industrial development and the artistic vision of Michael Borders.
Click here for more information on the exhibition.