Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Christ is Coming Soon! The Annual Advent Vespers Dec 8

Advent Vespers 2013 - Christ is coming soon!

The annual Advent Vespers will be held Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm. The service is free and open to the public.

The Service of Evening Prayer will feature beautiful candle light and music for choir and assembly from across the globe and from many centuries. The choir will sing “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come,” written by a leading North American Lutheran, Paul Manz, and first published in 1954. This beautiful motet provides the theme for this year’s vespers, “Christ Is Coming Soon!”

Other pieces for choir and assembly include an anonymous 9th century Latin hymn; Advent music from Korea, 16th century Germany, 18th and 20th century England, and 20th century North America; several Spirituals; and a setting of the Magnificat by Joseph Barnby (1838 – 1896).

Advent Vespers is led by the seminary choir under the direction of Dr. Michael Krentz, LTSP Director of Music Ministries and Seminary Cantor.

Join us for Advent Vespers at Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church, 224 East Gowen Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119, a short walk from the seminary. Parking is available on the seminary campus - see this page for links to directions to the seminary and campus parking information. Follow this link (opens a new browser window) for a Google map with Grace Epiphany's location highlighted. Limited street parking is also available in the neighborhood near the church.

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