Choral evensong - St. John's Schola
St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford
Music at the Red Door, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
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The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong is presented on the fourth Sunday of selected months at St. John’s. Join us on Sunday, September 26 at 5:00pm for Evensong sung by the St. John’s Schola; Scott Lamlein, organist and choirmaster.
The St. John’s Schola is a small ensemble that is drawn from the St. John’s Choir. Varying in size from four to sixteen singers, the Schola specializes in harmonious a capella choral music, both ancient and modern. The St. John’s Youth Choir is a group of singers that has fun while learning all about music reading, theory, vocal training, and the great sacred choral repertoire, old and new. With worship at the core of their work together, the Youth Choir prepares anthems and other music twice monthly for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at St. John’s Church. St. John’s Youth Choir is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music, an international organization of choirs that sing in the English choir school tradition. Alongside professional and amateur adult singers, they learn adult-level choral music and look beyond the words and music to communicate a message. The St. John’s Adult Choir is a semi-professional ensemble of 35 singers. Presenting music at St. John’s weekly services requires learning more than 100 choral works each year, which the choir does with joy and grace. Both choirs sing for Evensong and two major concerts at St. John’s each year, and for a number of special events at other venues. Last summer, the choirs sang in residence at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.