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Choral Evensong & Solemn Benediction
September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
NEWPORT, RI – Choral Evensong & Solemn Benediction for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, known as Michaelmas, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m., at The Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St.
This contemplative service of music features the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s Adult Choir, with organ music. Included are Mendelssohn’s “For he shall give his angels charge over thee” from Elijah, specific to this observance of the feast celebrating angels; and both Preces and Reponses, and Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis written by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange.
Also included is a short Introit by the choirs’ director, Peter Stoltzfus Berton, setting a text by Cardinal John Henry Newman, “O Lord, support us all the day long.”
No admission fee; a free-will offering will be received. Free parking is available in the church lot opposite 25 Willow St.