Sunday, September 22nd at 6pm. A choral evensong on the Feast of Saint Matthew. Sung by the Cathedral Choir and directed Cathedral Canon for Music, Zachary Ullery. Service setting and music by Herbert Howells, Franz Xaver Biebl and Bernard Rose.
This Evensong office is sung in celebration of the recent marriage of Cynthia (Cici) and John Hermes. Cynthia is an accomplished Episcopal Church musician from Oklahoma and the mother of Vestry member and parishioner, Jennifer Gosmand. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.
“Choral Evensong is a 45-minute long peace-inducing church service in which the “song” of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the “even” point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation - Church members, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is both free of charge and free of religious commitment, and its 470-year-old choral music tradition - established around 1549 - is performed live and often to a very high standard.” (www.choralevensong.org)