The children singing the solo in “Morning Star,” the gentle hymn included in every Christmas Vespers service, this year are all members of the Moravian College family.
Samantha Hoagland, 13, an eighth-grader at Nazareth Middle School. Daughter of Angela Lutzi, assistant director of counseling and learning services. Friday, December 3.
Sylvie Harris, 11, a sixth-grader at Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem. Daughter of Theresa Dougal, associate professor of English. Saturday, December 4.
Natalie Parker, 8, a third-grader at Trumbauersville Elementary School, Quakertown. Daughter of Denise David Parker ’86 and Frank C. Parker IV ’88. Sunday, December 5.
Julia Lipkis, 11, a sixth-grader at Moravian Academy, Bethlehem. Daughter of Larry Lipkis, professor of music and composer-in-residence. Friday, December 10.
Lauren Duda, 12, a seventh-grader at Penndale Middle School, and Kristen Duda, 10, a fifth-grader at Gwynedd Square Elementary School, Lansdale. Daughters of Dennis Duda ’73. Lauren will sing the pre-Vespers performance on November 20 as well as the Vespers service Saturday, December 11. Kristen sings Sunday, December 12.
The hymn was composed in 1836 by Francis Florentine Hagen, a member of the Moravian Theological Seminary Class of 1835.