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Duet Recital and Choral Evensong at Trinity Episcopal Church
Sopranos Claudia Waterhouse and Cinda Nimmer will sing a duet recital on Sunday, April 29 as a prelude to the monthly Choral Evensong at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. The prelude recital begins at 5 PM in Trinity's main sanctuary. Ms. Waterhouse and Ms. Nimmer will sing music by Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi and George Frideric Handel, among others. They will be accompanied on Trinity's new Huntington Chamber Organ by music director, Robert Barney.
For the Choral Evensong, the Parish Choir will sing canticle settings by Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1813-1856) who worked in Croydon Parish and Trinity at Cambridge, England. The Responses are by Gerre Hancock (1934-2012) who served at St Thomas NYC from 1971-2004. The anthem is a setting of "Beautiful Saviou" by F. Melius Christiansen (1871-1955), director of the St Olav Choir (MN) from 1912-1944.
The service of Choral Evensong originated in 1549 with the first Book of Common Prayer for the Anglican Church. Composers have written settings of this liturgy and Anglican choirs throughout the world sing it regularly in cathedrals, churches and chapels. To some this service feels like a concert and others are drawn into the spiritual realm by the transcendent music. All are welcome to experience it in their own way. Trinity offers this service several times throughout the year.
Trinity is fully handicap-accessible.
More About Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church, led by Rev. Tony Buquor, was founded in 1884. Sunday services are at 8am in the chapel (no music) and 10am in the main church (full choir and hymns).
Church school for children ages 4 to 14 is conducted at 10am, and a nursery is available for infants and very young children. A coffee hour follows both services.
Once during the year, the church offers a class for people interested in learning more about the Anglican Church and the background and meaning of its worship. The class lasts four weeks and begins after the 10am service.
Trinity offers a wide variety of other activities, including a book group, bike club and outreach programs. A schedule of events is available on its website.
Other events here
- Healing Prayer, Trinity Episcopal Church September 9, 2012 / October 14, 2012 / November 11, 2012 / December 9, 2012 / January 14, 2013 / February 10, 2013 / March 10, 2013 / April 7, 2013 / May 12, 2013 / June 9, 2013, 7:00 pm