Vespers of Expectation with the Byrd Ensemble

Vespers of Expectation for Advent

Vespers of Expectation for Advent

The Byrd Ensemble sings at Vespers of Expectation for Advent on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 5:00 pm. This service is at Church of the Redeemer, 6211 NE 182nd Street, Kenmore Washington. Instrumentalists playing are Sharon Grabner, flute, and the parish music director, Sheila Bristow, organ.

Vespers of Expectation is a time to step aside from the pressures. Listen to readings and music about the coming of Jesus. There will be no sermon.

The Byrd Ensemble sings two anthems at Vespers of Expectation for Advent. These anthems are:

Other music at Vespers includes the following:

The Byrd Ensemble

The Byrd Ensemble

The Byrd Ensemble

The Byrd Ensemble is a Seattle-based vocal group specializing in the performance of chamber vocal music. Since 2003, the Ensemble has performed medieval, Renaissance, baroque, and modern music across the United States. Markdavin Obenza leads the group’s creative efforts.

In the summer of 2013, the Byrd Ensemble recorded a CD of the music of Arvo Pärt at Church of the Redeemer. This recording has these works:

  • Seven Magnificat Antiphons
  • I Am the True Vine
  • The Woman with the Alabaster Box
  • Tribute to Caesar
  • Berlin Mass
  • Magnificat

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Church of the Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal tradition. Art and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is in Kenmore, Washington, at 6211 NE 182nd Street. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. Contact Redeemer at (425) 486-3777 or The website URL is

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