All Saint’s Day Choral Evensong

Join us at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel on Sunday, November 3.

Choral Evensong essentially is a service of reflection—of leaving ourselves open so that God may speak to us through hymns and psalms, readings and canticles, which are the core of the service. In the Anglican tradition this music finds its natural setting in the office of Evensong, a combination of the medieval offices of Vespers and Compline. As day settles into night, the Choir settles worshippers into a peaceful place of rest and contemplation.

Yet, Choral Evensong is a tiny fragment of something else: it is part of the worship which is offered to God by Christian people every hour of the day and night, in every part of the world. When you come to Evensong, it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress—a conversation between God and humanity which began long before you were born and which will continue long after your death. For a brief moment, you step into the continual stream of worship which has been offered for millennia, is being offered today, and which will be offered to the end of time.