St. John's Cathedral will live stream Choral Evensong Sunday, June 14th at 5:00 PM via YouTube.
The music of William Denis Browne will be featured. Browne is a little known composer who was educated at Clare College Cambridge and lost his life at the age of 27 serving as a soldier in World War I.
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What is Evensong?
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Choral Evensong grew out of the monastic tradition of chanting psalms and praying as a community several times each day. At the time of the creation of the first Anglican Book of Common Prayer, the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline were combined to form Evening Prayer. The convention of singing the service led to the name Evensong (as in Evening Prayer Sung). The service is unique to English cathedrals and collegiate choirs, a tradition that continues to thrive and develop. This contemplative service opens a window into the eternal through the lens of music. A mystical encounter with the sacred finds its voice in the English choral tradition.