Choral Evensong Nov. 13
Choral Evensong will be sung by the University Choir at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, in All Saints’ Chapel. This service will feature music composed by British composers, including Alex Fishburn, Herbert Howells, John Rutter and Charles Wood. Geoffrey Harris Ward, University Organist and Choirmaster, and Adam Cobb will both accompany and conduct the choir. Erik Gustafson, Visiting Instructor of Voice, will be the soloist for the Howells Canticles.
Lasting about 45 minutes, Choral Evensong is a uniquely Anglican (Episcopalian) service for the close of the day, combining the two monastic offices of Vespers and Compline. From St. Paul’s Cathedral, London: “It offers an opportunity for the congregation to participate by silently associating themselves with the words that the Choir offer on behalf of all of us. Many people find that this provides a place in which to be still; to allow those thoughts and feelings, which are otherwise suppressed by a busy life, to come closer to us than life outside allows; and to catch a vision of God’s glory in the beauty of holiness.”