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Pax et Lux: A Multifaith Winter Celebration

Pax et Lux Dec 7 at 6pm

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Goddard Chapel

Pax et Lux is the University Chaplaincy’s multifaith winter celebration centered around themes of peace and light. The celebration includes singing, dancing, storytelling, and poetry and aims to highlight individuality and celebrate people’s traditions, cultures, and practices. We will host WuZee, the Medford Community Chorale and Youth Choir, Kiniwe Music and Dance Ensemble, and Voices for Peace and Light Choir. This year a reception, co-hosted with the Tufts First Gen Collective, will be open to all after the event! Please RSVP below. We welcome you to join us! Please email Associate Director for Programs Nora Bond with any questions or accessibility needs.


Every December, the University Chaplaincy invites all to join in a celebration of peace and light (pax et lux) as a community. Previously the University Chaplaincy hosted the Holiday Concert, featuring choir singers, instrumentals, and congregational singing. In 2021, the program evolved to incorporate dance, more musical performances, and sharing of personal traditions through story. Please return here for more information about this forthcoming celebration.


In Living Memory: A Concert of Songs and Stories

In Living Memory Concert of Stories and Songs

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Goddard Chapel

Join students and staff from the University Chaplaincy, the Latinx Center, the LGBT Center, the Indigenous Center, and the SMFA for In Living Memory: A Concert of Stories and Songs. The evening will feature music, performances,  and spoken word offerings on the themes of remembering those who have passed, uplifted by the many religious and spiritual holidays this time of year, including Día de los Muertos, Samhain, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, and more. We will also be showcasing an installation of the Ofrenda Project from student artists at the SMFA. Latinx Center, LGBT Center, and Indigenous Center staff, students, and chaplains will speak, and the event will be followed by cocoa and candy outside. Join us for a night of candlelight, meaningful festivities, and treats! Please email program manager Nora Bond with any questions or accessibility needs.


Each year since 2014, the University Chaplaincy has hosted a concert around the auspicious days of late October or early November. It is a time for observances and holidays honoring those who have passed, including Día de los Muertos, Samhain, All Souls Day, and All Saints Day. In 2014, Tufts University Chaplaincy began hosting a Halloween Concert with a late-night recital of haunting music, played by the Music Director and Organist on the 1883 Hook & Hastings' organ at Goddard Chapel. In 2021, the tradition evolved into In Living Memory: A Concert of Songs and Stories co-sponsored by the Latinx Center.