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Pax et Lux: A Multifaith Winter Celebration

Thursday, December 9, Goddard Chapel 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Join the University Chaplaincy and the Interfaith Ambassadors for this evening of warm celebration uplifting the themes of peace and light. Dancing, singing, and story-telling will light up Goddard Chapel. We will welcome WuZee, Shir Appeal, Public Harmony, Ballroom Dance Team, and stories from chaplains and students about their rituals and traditions at this time of year. A reception of cocoa and treats will follow on the Goddard Chapel steps. We welcome you to join us! Please email program manager 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.



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

Past Events 2021


In Living Memory: A Concert of Songs and Stories

Thursday, November 4 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 Muertos, Samhain, All Souls Day, and more. We will also be debuting an installation of the Ofrenda Project from student artists at the SMFA. Latinx Center staff 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.