Aquia Church will offer the service of Choral Evensong on November 11th at 5 PM.
This service is held at 5 PM on the second Sunday of each month during the program year. This particular Evensong will be dedicated to both Veterans day and Remembrance (Armistice) Day, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War. Musical selections will feature composers who served in the First World War or reflected on it.
The service of Choral Evensong is a uniquely Anglican take on the ancient service of Vespers, or ‘Evening Prayer’; and the term ‘Evensong’ itself even appeared in Cranmer’s 1549 Book of Common Prayer. It is an entirely choral-led service often performed weekly in Cathedrals and larger churches throughout England and the United States. In it’s most basic form, a typical Evensong will always include the opening ‘Versicle and Responses’, the ‘Magnificat’ (Song of Mary) and the ‘Nunc Dimittis’ (Song of Simeon).