A Service of Choral Evensong
in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Evensong, sometimes called Evening Prayer, is one of the most ancient services of the Anglican Church, dating back to the very first Book of Common Prayer produced by Thomas Cranmer in 1547. It can be entirely spoken, partially sung by the congregation (called “Sung Evensong”) or completely sung by the choir with participation of the congregation (called “Choral Evensong”). It is that service we will celebrate on this evening. You will experience congregational hymns; psalms, canticles, and anthems sung by the choir; prayers sung by the clergy, choir, and congregation; and music from the organ.
Because of the occasion being observed, all of the sung music is by English composers and was composed or in use in the first two decades of the 20th century. The organ music will come from the same period and is by composers of the three principal Allies: England, France, and the United States