Friday, June 3, 2011

St. Stephens Choir And Baroque Orchestra To Perform Anthem By Handel at Sunday's Evensong

St. Stephen's Church (4805 NE 45th Street) is having another  popular "Evensong" service this Sunday at 5pm.

There will be a musical preview before, at 4:30pm, prior to the Evensong sevice, which will explore the meaning and context of the particular work being performed.

The information says:

The third work in our third annual series will feature Georg Friedrich Händel’s “Chandos Anthem No. 11 – Let God Arise” HWV 256a. This short, fiery anthem, which was written for the Duke of Chandos ca. 1718 takes its text from portions of Psalm 68 and Psalm 76. Scored for oboe, violins, basso continuo, chorus and soprano and tenor soloists, the work will be presented in the context of Choral Evensong

The baroque orchestra includes well-known early music specialists, Tekla Cunningham and Laura Martin – baroque violin; Nathan Whittaker – baroque cello; Todd Gowers – Violone; Darlene Franz– baroque oboe. Leslie Martin will conduct the ensemble from the Brombaugh continuo organ. Other featured music includes, “Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C Major” by Charles Villiers Stanford.

"Evensong" is a chanted, lay-led service that  appeals to people of different faiths.

Admission is free to the service and everyone is welcome.

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