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Choral Evensong

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.


Photo: Trinity Choir at Evensong

Since the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549, Choral Evensong has been an evening offering sung in cathedrals and churches of the Anglican Communion. Choral Evensong is followed by community supper ($5) with educational programs at 7:30 p.m. Podcasts of Choral Evensong services are available here.

Below is a list of Choral Evensong services for the season. Details listed below each date include:
Line 1: The person or event being commemorated (spans history from early centuries A.D. to contemporary figures)
Line 2: Preacher for that evening’s service
Line 3: Choral group singing at the service
Line 4: Evensong is a mostly choral service, sung by the choir on behalf of everyone. One of the core ingredients is a choral setting of the Magnificat (song of Mary) and Nunc dimittis (song of Simeon), two famous and ancient canticles (a song that has words from the Bible) of the Church. There are hundreds of musical settings of these texts, written by composers from the 15th century up to today. The fourth line specifies the setting being sung that day (i.e., on Oct. 28 we’re singing a brand new setting just written for us by San Francisco composer, Mark Winges!)

October 7, 2015

Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: Friedell in F

October 14

Teresa of Avila
The Very Rev. John Downey
Choristers from St. Paul’s Cathedral, Erie PA
Service: Erik Meyer “Treble Service”

October 21

St. James of Jerusalem
The Rev. Dr. Shawnthea Monroe
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Gibbons “Short Service”

October 28

James Hannington and his Companions
The Rt. Rev. Arthur B. Williams
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Mark Winges “Trinity Service”

November 4

All Faithful Departed
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
Trinity Cathedral Choir
Service: TBD

November 11

Samuel Seabury
Christopher Decatur
Choristers from St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights
Service: TBD

November 18

The Rev. Canon Kay Rackley
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Candlyn in F-sharp minor

November 25

No Service – Thanksgiving Week

December 2

Channing Moore Williams
The Rev. Rosalind Hughes
Trinity Chamber Singers
Service: Stanford in G

December 9

Thomas Merton
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
Good Company
Service: Castells-Hogan “Celtic Service”


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