Choral Evensong, June 4th, 2017

Pentecost woodcutEvensong, a fusion of the monastic prayer offices Vespers and Compline, is one of the greatest treasures of the Anglican tradition. Presented by Saint Stephen’s Choir on the First Sunday of the month, the service begins at 6pm and ordinarily lasts about 40 minutes.

This month’s service music includes a setting of the Preces & Responses based upon a fauxbourdon chant of Gerre Hancock, C. V. Stanford’s Evening Service in G major, and G. P. da Palestrina’s Pentecost motet Loquebantur variis linguis Apostoli (“the Apostles spoke in various tongues”).

Visitors of all faiths are always heartily welcomed to join us in prayer, and all are invited to remain for a light reception following the service. Admission is free of charge, however a freewill offering will be received in aid of the choir’s charity, the Christ Child Society of Baltimore.

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