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Choral Evensong

October 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Tthe Adult Choir will offer a service of choral evensong according to the 1662 book of Common Prayer. This book is still the official prayer book of the Church of England. Music in the service will include the Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis in D by Herbert Brewer, the anthem “Abide With Me” by Malcolm Archer, and a setting of the Preces and Responses by Thomas Talis. Organ music will include music by Johann Pachelbel and Walter Wells. The Rev. Douglas Dailey, interim rector at St. Andrew’s, will be the officiant.

Evensong, like all forms of liturgical worship, has elements of drama and ritual that nourish the spiritual life of all of us. It is based entirely on elements of Holy Scripture and it is scripted according to a long history, originating in Judaic and early Christian evening worship. Evensong is traditionally mostly sung by a choir, with the full congregation participating throughout in thoughtful prayer, allowing the music to sooth us and to draw us closer to the presence of God.

Please join us for this service. A reception will follow in Room 325.


October 2, 2016
5:00 pm
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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
208 West Foster Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
208 West Foster Avenue
State College PA 16801
ph. (814) 237-7659