[This Evensong event has been postponed. Further details coming once we know more about our spring and summer schedules in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.]
Sunday, March 29, 4:30pm. As the fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day approaches, we meditate on our role as human stewards of this planet and the lands we inhabit and on the resilient beauty of all God has made. Musical highlights include:
- Several selections from Malcolm Dalglish’s song cycle Hymnody of Earth, featuring the poetry of Wendell Berry and Shaker song
- The rarely heard motet Stars in the Sky Proclaim by Rudolph de Lassus, son of Renaissance master Orlande de Lassus
- Paul Gerhardt’s beautiful text Nun ruhen alle Wälder (Now all the woods are sleeping) sung to Heinrich Isaac’s famous tune Innsbruck ich muss dich lassen
Choral Evensong is an opportunity to spend time in quiet contemplation while listening to and participating in music that brings us into deeper understandings of the mysteries of God.
During each evensong event, a freewill offering is collected, with all proceeds going to a local, regional, or national charity. Receptions follow each evensong event.
Saint James is an open and welcoming community in downtown Dexter.