Sunday, May 07, 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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            A contemporary setting of the Magnificat (Mary’s song - “my soul doth magnify the Lord”) and the Nunc dimittis (Simeon’s song - “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace”) are the musical heart of the May 7 service of choral evensong. Compositions by Felix Mendelssohn (Allegro con brio from Sonata IV; Prelude and Fugue in G Major), Stuart Forster, and John Rutter are represented. Moses Hogan's beautiful arrangement of "Abide With Me" is planned, as well. Fr. Troy Beecham is the officiant, Mark A. Babcock is the organist, and Rebecca Gruber conducts the Howells Scholars. Cathedral Carillonneur Carl Gravander plays the carillon bells before service, so come early and llnger outside to best enjoy them. A wonderful reception, provided by the Cathedral Arts Committee, follows the service.