CHORAL EVENSONG | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH | 7:00 PM
Choral Evensong, the service of sung evening prayer, is held close to the hearts of Anglicans across the world. The service consists sung prayers and collects, chanting of the psalm, two scripture readings, the singing of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, hymns, and concludes with a choral anthem.
The service held on Nov 5 combines the vocal forces of Saint James’ adult choir and the adult choir of Grace, The Plains at which Dr. Jason Farris is the Choir Master and organist. The choral anthem and introit reflect the theme of All Saints.
Music for the evening includes an introit, These Are They Which Follow the Lamb, a setting of the Revelation 14:4 by John Goss; Charles Villiers Stanford‘s Evening Canticles in C and his setting of Psalm 150. The anthem, Geraint Lewis‘ The Souls of the Righteous Wisdom, a setting of Revelations 3:1-2, is sublime–a fitting remembrance to the Saints before us. The music is vocally challenging, yet extraordinarily beautiful.
Please mark your calendars for an evening of exceptional music!