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(last updated 16 September 2020)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 — 1:30 P.M.
WHAT IS EVENSONG?
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83309454595?pwd=QU9GYWMwMW5Yd1BzTVh6V1FlREpNQT09
This initial session of the Living Tradition series explores the liturgy of Choral Evensong (also known as Evening Prayer). We will discuss its historic pattern and its use at St. Peter's, both in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and in the last three decades.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 — 1:30 P.M.
PROCESSIONS, PRECES, AND PRAYERS
With special guest: Dr. Robert Lehman, organist and choirmaster at the Church of St. Michael and St. George here in St. Louis. Dr. Lehman is an accomplished composer of music for Evensong, including settings of the Preces and Responses and of the Evensong Canticles.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 — 1:30 P.M.
PSALMS, LESSONS, AND CANTICLES
The Psalms have been called "the backbone of Evensong." We will examine the special relationship this book of the bible has to the Book of Common Prayer and the services of Choral Evensong and Holy Eucharist. We will also investigate how the daily cycle of lessons interacts with the two traditional canticles at Evensong.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 — 1:30 P.M.
THE LESSONS AND CAROLS TRADITION
Perhaps no liturgical tradition has been so widely associated with the Anglican Choral Tradition than the service of Lessons and Carols. We will trace the development of this form of worship from a wooden shed in 1880 to a service heard live by millions worldwide. We will also note the recent tradition of St. Peter's Carol services for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021 — 1:30 P.M.
"IN QUIRES AND PLACES WHERE THEY SING:" ANTHEMS AND HYMNS
Anthems and hymns have held an increasingly prominent place in Anglican worship. We will attempt to trace the five-hundred-year development of these forms in our worship.