Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oct 3/4: Abendmusik Vespers

I had the opportunity to trot out my dog and pony show about "Oblation" at Rosie Perera's church a week ago, and while we were chatting she mentioned Abendmusik Vespers, contemplative services featuring a sixteen voice choir under the direction of Andrea Siemens. The description of the services sounds fantastic, and dang, you know those Mennonites can sing! Here's the rundown.
The Abendmusik Vesper Choir is an ensemble of 16 singers from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. The choir gives evening services at Thanksgiving, Advent and Lent where we provide an opportunity to worship and meditate with music, spoken word and silence. Please feel free to bring friends who might appreciate this type of music and this opportunity for reflection -- no applause, no sermon, no announcements.

Thanksgiving Vespers
Abbotsford: October 3, 2009
Vancouver: October 4, 2009

Advent Vespers
Abbotsford: December 5, 2009
Vancouver: December 6, 2009

Lenten Vespers
Abbotsford: March 27, 2010
Vancouver: March 28, 2010

All services are at 8:00pm


Emmanuel Free Reformed Church
3386 Mt. Lehman Road

Knox United Church
5600 Balaclava Street

More information about the Abendmusik Vesper Choir can be found here, though the schedule on the website hasn’t been updated yet for the 2009-2010 season.

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