Into the Gates of Heaven | Sunday, November 1 | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary
Why celebrate Evensong? Evensong offers the opportunity to gather and spend time in prayer while listening and participating in music. For All Saint’s Day the music is themed around the ideas of life, death, struggle, reality, and eternity.
How long does Choral Evensong last? Approximately 35-45 minutes.
What should I expect at Evensong? Hymns, readings, chant and anthems sung by the choir.
Anthems featured include Gustav Holst’s Psalm 146, Susan Brumfield’s No Time, Philip Stopford’s The Beatitudes and Bring us, and O Lord God by Paul Halley. The last piece is based on a prayer by John Donne, Anglican priest and poet:
Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening
into the house and gate of heaven,
to enter into that gate and dwell in that house…