A Choral Evensong on Sunday, March 26 at 5pm

One of the treasurers of the Anglican Tradition is Evensong. This is a centuries old service which blends prayers and Psalms with congregational hymns. Lasting less than an hour this service is a wonderful way to end the day or prepare yourself to begin the week. Evensong has been the popular name for vespers ( rom the Lain vesperis “evening”) since the middle ages. Thomas Cranmer first used the term in the 1549 Book of Common prayer. Interspersing of music spanning from the Renaissance to the modern day, between familiar passages of scripture and ancient prayers, creates a contemplative mood. This service will feature Canticles from Adrian Batten’s Fourth Evening Service (1591-1637) and the Anthem will be Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo (1978).
Christ Episcopal Church will present a service of Evensong on March 26 at 5pm in the Main Sanctuary followed by a reception in Upper Parish Hall. The choir will be a combined choir of Christ Church, and friends from: St Paul’s (Newton Highlands), St Andrew’s Church (Marblehead), and others from the Boston area.