Evensong, celebrated daily in the great cathedrals of England, is a service of music, Scripture and meditation. Though the choir and cantor sing nearly the entire service in dialogue, the beauty of the music and poetry allows the listener the opportunity to meditate on the words of Scripture. Together with the choir, both listener and musician offer praise to God either through song or silent prayer. In many ways this service is one of the most inspiring which the Anglican Church offers.
The choirs of St. Peter will offer a service of Evensong, the last of the program year, on Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m. Canticles written by a local composer, Vernon Williams, will be sung along with music by Richard Shepherd and Harold Friedell.
Wear your summer clothes (yes, even flipflops), and join us in the Barn for this beautiful service of choral music and Scripture. Based on a combination of the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline, it can be celebrated by either clergy or lay people and includes settings of the great canticles “Magnificat,” Mary’s song of joy when she visited her cousin Elizabeth, and “Nunc dimittus,” Simeon’s song of joy upon seeing the infant Jesus. The congregation joins in prayer and contemplation, but the choir – hard at work in rehearsals even now – provides the musical texture that makes this service uniquely Anglican. Children are most welcome, and for those who prefer, child care will be available in the Nursery.
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