Join us on the Feast of St. Michael & All Angels as we celebrate the new program year in music
The Choir of St. Joseph’s Church and
The Choir of the Church of the Holy Trinity
The music includes
Introit: Hail, gladdening light (Charles Wood, 1866 - 1926)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis: setting in D (George Dyson, 1883 - 1964)
Anthem: 'Factum est silentium' (Richard Dering, 1580 - 1630)
Father Boniface Ramsey will offer the homily.
Father Beddingfield will officiate and serve as cantor.
A festive reception follows in Draesel Hall.
Patterned after the choral services offered daily in the great Cathedrals of England, Choral Evensong in an Anglican Church is a magnificent act of worship. Sung daily since the sixteenth century in many parts of the world, this service is one piece of the total worship of God offered by Christian people at every hour of the day and night in every part of the world. Drawn almost entirely from the Bible, its primary purpose is to proclaim the wonderful works of God in history and in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its secondary purpose is to evoke from the worshiper a response of praise, penitence, prayer and obedience.
To hear services of Choral Evensong, listen to the weekly BBC Radio 3 program that has broadcast these services since 1926. BBC3 Choral Evensong