Choral Evensongs & Recitals

5 pm, Sundays at St. James’

Jane Austen

September 16: A JANE AUSTEN EVENSONG
MS Jane Austen Society presents Evening Prayer with Choir from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer that Austen would have known for service at St. Nicholas, Chawton.

October 7:   ST. FRANCIS EVENSONG
Verae Voces, directed by Sarah Little, presents a Good Shepherd evensong, with Blessing of the Animals and our own Pet Parade following on the grounds. Voluntary donations for CARA at the door.

November 4:  ALL SOULS’ EVENSONG
Our choirs join to celebrate the Solemnity of All Souls’ with all American music, including the Jackson premiere of Gwyneth Walker’s “Let the Life I’ve Lived Speak for Me” and Morten Lauriden’s “Sure on This Shining Night”. Our necrology is read in memory of “all those whom we love but see no longer.”

March 3:   KING George VI AT THIS PRAYERS
Our 11:05 choir, joined by the Millsaps Chamber Singers, directed by Jonathan Trotter, presents the celebrated Collegium Regale service of Herbert Howells (1892-1983). In recital following, Michael Beattie, organist, presents music of Cesar Franck and J. S. Bach.

April 7:   TUDOR AND STUART GLORY
Our 11:05 choir offers an evening liturgy with music from Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, and Tomkins. In recital following, Marta Szlubowska, violin, presents the Szmanowski Myths and the Paderewski Violin Sonata.