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Updated: March 12, 2022

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong with organ concert held Sunday, February 20, 2022

The organ concert at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022, featured Scott Hayes, Director of Music at All Saints Episcopal Church, and offered a selection from Langlais, Bach, Whitlock, and Hampton.

Evensong at 5:00 p.m. featured the parish choir and included works by Arcadelt, Lassus, and Beethoven.

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Virginia, preached.

Grace and Holy Trinity Church holds several Choral Evensongs each autumn and spring at 5:00 p.m. with an organ concert preceding at 4:30 p.m. Choral Evensong is an approximately 50-minute service at the even point between day and night. Filled with beautiful prayers, Scripture, and music using Elizabethan-language, the service is mostly sung. The tradition began in the Church of England around 1549, based on the older monastic offices of vespers and compline. Evensong continues in churches and cathedrals around the world to this day.

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