WEST HARTFORD — The St. John’s Youth and Adult Choirs will present Choral Evensong at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m., as part of Music at the Red Door. Scott Lamlein will serve as choirmaster; Jacob Street, organist. During the service, there will be hymns, readings, Anglican chants and anthems sung by the choir. The service will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. In this particular Evensong, experienced singers are invited to come and be a part of the choir by messaging “I / we are coming” to Scott Lamlein at www.reddoormusic.org/contact and arriving at 3:15 p.m. on the day of the event to rehearse.
At Choral Evensong, the choir sings on behalf of the congregation. Evensong gives everyone the opportunity to gather and spend time in prayer. At the same time, it allows those to listen and participate in music that brings them into a deeper understanding of the mysteries of faith.
The congregation will join in on the singing of the hymns followed by a silent meditation through prayers and canticles (a hymn).
Music at the Red Door is the music series at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave., near Prospect Avenue in West Hartford, enriching the community with high-quality musical performances. The series has established St. John’s as a destination for those seeking musical refreshment and excellence. It features a wide range of guest artists and professional performance groups, and draws on the existing strengths of our choirs, world-class Austin organ, and welcoming and inspiring space. Concerts are open and accessible to all, with no admission charge, although donations are always welcome. We hope to see you at the Red Door often!