May 9, 2017—St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Monrovia will present the final Evensong performance of the 2016-2017 season on Sunday, May 21, at 4 p.m. at the church, 122 South California Avenue at Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia. A wine and cheese reception in Guild Hall will follow the public performance, and a freewill offering will be taken.
“Evensong … is a very tiny fragment of the worship offered to God by Christian people every hour in every part of the world,” notes a description by England’s Coventry Cathedral. “When you come to Evensong, it is as if you were dropping in on a conversation already in progress — a conversation between God and people which began long before you were born and will go on long after you are gone.”
The program, directed by St. Luke’s Music Director Kent Bennett Jones, will include John Blow’s Let My Prayer Come Up, William Smith’s Preces and Responses in G, and Richard Farrant’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G Minor. Declare His Honor, by Henry Purcell, will feature staff singers Caitlin Stave, Trisha Rivera, Colin Stave and Sean Gabel.
About St. Luke’s
Formally admitted to the Episcopal Diocese of California on April 30, 1891, St. Luke’s has been a part of the Monrovia community for 125 years. The inclusive church welcomes all to its community. The superb acoustics of its landmark 1924 Romanesque house of worship make it a popular site for a variety of music performances. Eucharist services are held on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. The Reverend Neil Tadken is Rector. The church’s website is saintlukesmonrovia.org.