Evening Vespers at Church of the Redeemer on May 1, 2016 will be in Praise of Mary. The choir at this service will be the women of the Redeemer choir and members of the Ave Renaissance Women’s Choir. The service starts at 7:00 pm
Evening Vespers is a service of readings, music, and silence to help us hear God. In addition, being May 1, this service will include the crowning of the Ever-Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ave Renaissance Choir
The Ave Renaissance Choir will have a concert at Church of the Redeemer on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 7:30 pm. The details of this concert will be announced later.
Ave Renaissance Women’s Choir is an auditioned amateur ensemble specializing in the performance of Renaissance polyphony. Founded in 2010 by conductor Rebekah Gilmore, the choir maintains a flexible roster of 16-24 singers and is under the auspices of the Early Music Guild of Seattle’s Community Collegia program.
The singers of Ave come from wonderfully varied musical backgrounds and perform with many other Seattle area choral ensembles. All share a deep love and enjoyment for Renaissance polyphony!
What are Evening Vespers?
This is the second year that there has been a series of monthly evening vesper services at Church of the Redeemer. The services are similar to compline, but there are some differences from what happens at St. Mark’s Cathedral.
One difference is that these evening vesper services are not strictly lead by the choir. There are some spoken readings. There is also some “audience participation” with singing some of the chants and saying some of the prayers.
One distinctive difference with evening vespers is a five minute of so period of silence. You may silently read Psalms in the Book of Common Prayer available at your seat. You may meditate. You may contemplate the meaning of one of the readings.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.
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