The 12th annual Christmas at DePaul performances kicked off Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church in Lincoln Park. Christmas at DePaul is the retelling of the birth of Christ in word and song. The event is offered as a gift to the community and guests are asked to donate either money or food items to support the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Food Pantry. Each year a student is chosen from The Theatre School to narrate the sacred story as selections of classic holiday music celebrating the birth of Christ are performed by the DePaul Community Chorus accompanied by student and alumni musicians from the School of Music. (All photos by DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD, president of DePaul University, greets the guests.
Conductor Eric Esparza leads the DePaul Community Chorus and Christmas at DePaul Performers.
The DePaul Community Chorus and the Christmas at DePaul Performers fill St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church with music and song.
Ryan Kirby, an acting student in The Theatre School, narrates this year’s performance of Christmas at DePaul.
The DePaul Community Chorus and the Christmas at DePaul Performers.
Trumpeters from the DePaul School of Music.
As a star appears on the ceiling of the church as conductor Eric Esparza leads the audience in a chorus of “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
Soloist Kevin Wheatle performs “O Holy Night.”
The star above the DePaul Community Chorus and the Christmas at DePaul Performers.
The exterior of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church illuminated.