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Choral Evensong – 14 May 2017

Sunday 14th May at 17:30 at St Francis Anglican Church,

46 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview

Please join us and be inspired by the beautiful music of  Maurice Duruflé, Felix Mendelssohn and Thomas Tallis

Evening Prayer or Evensong is a service held in the afternoon or early evening. It is either a completely spoken service or, when music is added, it becomes known as Choral Evensong.

Choral Evensong begins with a sung introduction followed by a spoken penitential section and the Lord’s Prayer. There is a Psalm for the day that is sung and an Old and New Testament reading. There is a set of Preces and Responses that are sung by the priest and choir. The choir also sings the Magnificat (My Soul doth Magnify the Lord) as well as the Nunc Dimittis (Lord, now lettest thou thy Servant depart in Peace) and this is followed by an Anthem. There are a few hymns and a short sermon.

This particular Evensong includes music by the well known French composer Maurice Durufle, Felix Mendelssohn’s setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis and Verily, verily I say unto you by Thomas Tallis.

Evensong is a contemplative service and lasts no longer than an hour. It is gentle and inspiring and is a wonderful way to end one week of work and start the next one.

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