Choral evensong at Saint James occurs 4 times during the year and is often led by the Elm Ensemble, a vocal ensemble based in southeast Michigan that works to keep the church in dialogue with diverse voices from Christian history. These events provide a chance for us to gather in worship outside of the usual Sunday morning time. They are a chance for local church professionals to attend an enriching worship service that they do not themselves have to lead. And they are a wonderful opportunity to invite to worship anyone in our community who would be moved by a sung evensong service.
During each evensong event a freewill offering is collected, and all proceeds are given to a local, regional, or national charity.
Sunday 30 September, 4:30pm. Like the Israelites and Jesus and his family, millions of people around the world move away from home and homeland seeking safety, employment, and a new life. Gather with us in a brief evensong service to hear and sing music exploring these biblical themes and music by immigrant composers as we experience together a beautiful evensong liturgy.
Easter Vespers: Sacred HarpSunday 29 April, 4:30pmSaint James Episcopal Church, Dexter Featuring songs of hope and comfort from the Sacred Heart tradition—Gather with us in a brief vespers service to hear and sing music from the Sacred Harp shape-note tradition. First...