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In Living Memory: A Concert of Songs and Stories

Thursday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel 

Join the University Chaplaincy and the Latinx Center for In Living Memory: A Concert of Stories and Songs. The evening will feature organ music, performances by Enchanted and sQ!, 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 Meurtos, Samhain, All Souls Day, and more. Students and chaplains will speak, and the event will be followed by apple cider donuts and candy outside. Please join us for a night of candlelight, meaningful festivities, and treats!


Each year since 2014, the University Chaplaincy has hosted a concert around the auspicious days of late October. 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. 




10/31/2018 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - Thomas Dawkins, Music Director and Organist, performs for the crowd at the annual Goddard Chapel Midnight Halloween Concert on October 31, 2018. (Katlyn Kreie for Tufts University)


Pax et Lux: A Multifaith Winter Celebration

Thursday, December 9, Goddard Chapel 

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.



12/05/2018 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - The annual holiday concert at Goddard Chapel on December 57, 2018. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)