A series of special Choral Evensong services is being shared at St. Paul’s School. Occurring on Sundays at 4 p.m., the ancient services, rich with music and the spoken word, will take place in the School’s historic Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul, which dates to 1886. The public is welcome to attend.
“We are delighted to be offering Choral Evensong across this academic year,” says Dean of Chapel The Reverend Alice Courtright. “The St. Paul’s School chaplaincy hopes that the services provide another avenue for contemplation, restoration, and sanctuary for both the School and wider Concord communities.”
Except for a few readings and prayers, the Evensong service is almost entirely sung by the student members of the St. Paul’s School Choir. Director of Chapel Music Nicholas White will conduct the service. Brent Erstad will be the featured organist.
For Sixth Former Emma Fulweiler, singing in the Chapel is enriching on a number of levels. “The Chapel is amazing,” says the San Francisco Bay Area resident who has been singing for most of her life. “It’s a beautiful space with wonderful acoustics. It’s tremendous to be able to participate in this service with its beautiful music, surrounded by people who love to sing together, and with a congregation.”
The School will offer additional Choral Evensong services this fall, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1 (All Saints), and Sunday, December 6 (Advent). The Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols is on Sunday, December 13, at 5:00pm.
Parking is available in visitor parking lots around campus. The Chapel is a short walk from any one of these. For further information, please contact Alice Courtright. Details about the School’s Chapel and Keiser music series, which are free of charge and open to all, is available at sps.edu/keiser.