Second Sunday Evensongs

By Michael Diorio

This season will feature a new offering for evening worship. Beginning in October, and continuing through the program year, we will hold Choral Evensong at 5pm on the second Sunday of each month. This service will be in addition to our regular Sunday worship schedule, and will feature a rotation of our various choral ensembles at The Redeemer. 
 
It is our hope that our Evensongs will not only offer a meaningful supplement to our morning services, but will also provide a convenient time for families who are unable to attend the morning service to still experience The Redeemer, amidst our families’ densely scheduled weekends.  
 
Evensong is part of the Daily Office, the late-day counterpart to Morning Prayer. It is a non-Eucharistic choral service that offers hymnody, psalms, lessons appointed for the evening, choral canticles and anthems.  This service is also ideal for those who would like to experience the fullness of a Sunday liturgical expression without encountering repetition, as the readings and music for Evening prayer are entirely different from those appointed for the morning. 
 
The Redeemer in the evening is a totally different experience; the church space presages a hallowed experience. The lighting, the spaces, and the stillness of the sanctuary all beckon us to experience a deeper awareness of the sacred.  We hope that you will choose to attend a few or ALL of the following Choral Evensongs. 
 
These Evensongs are in addition to our services for both All Souls and Lessons & Carols.
 
October: Chancel Choir
     All Souls Service, November 4 at 5
November: Redeemer Choristers
December: Women of the Choirs
     Lessons & Carols, December 16 at 7
January: Redeemer Choir
February: Redeemer Choristers
March: Staff Singers
April: Congregational Evensong
May: Schola and Redeemer Choir
Last Published: September 26, 2018 4:18 PM