17 March, 5:00 pm
The All Saints Choir offers Choral Evensong on Sunday, 17 March at 5:00 pm to commemorate the Feast of Patrick, Bishop, and Missionary of Ireland, 461. There will be a pre-service recital beginning at 4:30 pm, performed by Patrick Walker, Director of Music at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Dover. A festive reception follows the service.
The service of Choral Evensong celebrates the beauty of the Anglican choral tradition, offering the gathered community a calm and peaceful liturgical veil through which the divine may be experienced. Sung at the close of day in cathedrals and churches throughout the world, Evensong is derived from the ancient offices of Vespers and Compline. Consisting of hymns, choral music, and readings, it is an opportunity for rest and meditation before the start of a busy week.