St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church will offer Choral Evensong at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Choral Evensong is rooted in one of the daily monastic services that date from the medieval period, and St. Philip’s Evensong is based on the service that has been sung from the Book of Common Prayer from the 16th century.
Evensong is drawn almost entirely from the Bible — the psalms, readings and canticles are all selected from scriptural sources. An auditioned choir of youth and adults, the Schola Cantorum, provides music for this service. This service provides the congregation time to reflect, transition from day into evening, and participate in a spiritual journey led by the choir. The Dec. 15 service will feature the joyful Magnificat in G by C.V. Stanford.
The service, which lasts about 45 minutes, will be followed by a 30-minute organ recital, featuring internationally known organist Pamela Decker, who is organ professor at the University of Arizona and organist at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Her program will be titled “Prelude and Fugue.”
Evensong services and organ recitals continue in 2014 on the third Sunday of each month. More information about upcoming guest artists is available at www.friendsofmusictucson.org (click on “Other Events”).
The public is invited. Free-will offering baskets will be available at the recital.
St. Philip’s is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421.