Sons of Serendip Serenade Stonehill

December 11, 2016

Micah Christian ’06 celebrated his birthday in style this past Friday, returning to Stonehill with his wife Joclyn Vierra ’08, parents, and his world-famous quartet Sons of Serendip for a Christmas Concert.

“Tonight is very meaningful for me. I get a chance to share a place that I consider a home with guys that I’ve grown with as brothers,” said Christian. “I’m deeply grateful for this opportunity.”

The sold-out crowd of nearly 420 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends packed into the Pettit Atrium of the Shields Science Center for the two hour-long event. Christian, along with cellist Kendall Ramseur, harpist Mason Morton, and pianist Cordaro Rodriguez made the space their own, bringing a Christmas tree and ornaments and urging attendees to head up to stage and decorate the tree whenever they were moved to do so.

“When I was at Stonehill, we talked a lot about using your gifts to help build a more just and compassionate world. And I’ve taken that with me wherever I go,” said Christian. “Even in the music I share, I do my best to share the love and do my part in helping to make the world a better place.”

The group entertained the crowd with many Christmas classics, including O Holy Night, along with covers of Stevie Wonder’s Signed Sealed Delivered and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

The jovial evening was punctuated by birthday wishes from his bandmates and the crowd, and a long line to meet the group once the concert ended.

To see photos from the concert, visit here.