We know you’re hankering for a break right about now. In fact, if you’re anything like us, you’re hankering for a break from taking a break from studying. Watching “30 Rock” on Hulu when you’re supposed to be studying can be very stressful. Either way, there’s a holiday concert tomorrow Dec. 8 at noon in Hertz Hall, and we think you might enjoy it.

It’s choral holiday music from around the world, people! We’re talking England, France and Germany! Well, those were the ones listed on the information site. There could be more, too! At any rate, we’re talking Christmas carols and “winter songs.”

Fingers crossed for “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.“ We’ve always wanted to see that taken on by a full choir of serious professional musicians.

P.S. In spite of this picture, we have no idea if the choirs will be wearing Santa hats. Probably not.

Image source: ethanlindsey under Creative Commons
Noon Concert: Holiday Choral Music [UC Berkeley Department of Music Calendar]


Let’s face it, as the semester progresses you will inevitably find less and less time to take advantage of the plethora of free events Berkeley has to offer (and eventually, classes where they don’t take attendance) so while you and the semester are fresh by all means take advantage, especially considering what they’ve done to our tuition:

“Google Book Search and the Future of Academic Publishing”
We can only assume this has something to do with a certain Google Books and their pending settlement that would lead them one step closer to ruling the world. The seminar will focus on “how web technologies are changing humanities research, teaching, and collaboration.” Refreshments will be served.
Monday, Feb. 8
12:00 p. m. Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall read more »