Advent and Christmas at St. Mark's

The St. Cecilia Series Presents: Evensong+ The St. Mark's Choir & Mark Pacoe Recital

November 7, 2021 4:30pm

Address: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St., San Antonio, TX US 78205

Website: https://www.stmarks-sa.org/watch-live/

The St. Cecilia Series will offer concerts on the website, Facebook, and YouTube on the second Sunday of each month.

Please join us for Solemn Choral Evensong for All Saints’ on Sunday, November 7, sung by the St. Mark’s choir under the direction of Jon Johnson: Samuel Gaskin, Organist. The Evensong is preceded by a half-hour organ recital at 4.30pm performed by Mark Pacoe. A festive reception will immediately follow Choral Evensong in Tucker Courtyard.

Mark Pacoe is the Artistic Director of East River Catholics and Director of Music and Organist at St. Kohn Nepomucene and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Manhattan and Roosevelt Islands.

A Word About Evensong+ The practice of singing evening prayers is as old as the church itself. The Anglican service of Evening Prayer was a result of the joining of two of the ancient monastic offices –Vespers and Compline – into one service. Evensong is sung daily in many cathedrals and parish churches throughout the Anglican Communion–at any given moment, someone is offering up a voice of sung prayer. Evensong+ enhances the Music from St. Mark’s offerings, joining the ancient tradition of sung prayer with an extended prelude of beauty and creativity. Guest artists from around the country will present brief recitals on selected Sundays. We invite you to join us in our hallowed space for an extra few minutes of tranquility and peace.

Events are free and begin at 5.00pm unless otherwise noted. Free parking is in the church lot on Jefferson Street between Martin and Pecan.

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