Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul | Des Moines, 815 High Street, Des Moines, IA US 50309

Coordinator: Rebecca Gruber | ((515) 277-8816)

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St. Paul's is honored to host the Central College Chamber Singers for the Oct 15 Service of Choral Evensong. The Singers are under the direction of St. Paul's Cathedral Organist, Professor Mark A. Babcock. The Chamber Singers join with the Howells Scholars in repertoire from the English Choral tradition, the Lutheran tradition, Anglican chant, and plainsong for a contemplative sung service. Fr. Troy Beecham, Dean of the Cathedral, officiates and Dr. Rebecca Gruber, Cathedral Choirmaster, conducts. Mark A. Babcock plays on the service on the magnificent 68-rank Casavant Organ, op. 3719


Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by George Dyson

"I was glad" by Sir Hubert Parry

Variations and Finale on "A Mighty Fortress" by Jan Zwart

Psalm 84 set by Parry

Preces and Responses by David Drinkell

"God be in my head" by Walford Davies

Plan to come early to hear the outdoor prelude played by Cathedral Carillonneur Carl Gravander on the Windsor Memorial Carillon and the indoor prelude played by Mr. Babcock on the Casavant. Linger after service for conversation and refreshments provided by the Cathedral Arts Committee.