November 26, 2017

Celebration! 

   Old Buttonwood Hall

   9:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship

   Sanctuary

   11 a.m.  

   Rev. Jesse Garner

 

Worship Bulletins

 

 

Lectionary Bible Study

Sundays @ 9:45 am

MacColl Room

 

Community Thanksgiving

Philadelphia Ethical Society

1906 Rittenhouse Square

Tues, Nov 21     7:00 pm

 

Advent Luncheon

Sunday, Dec 10

Noon

 

Lessons & Carols

Sunday, Dec 17

4 pm

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Day 2 - August 14

After a delicious and filling “full English” breakfast in the school dining room, the choir had a short rehearsal to review the lengthy psalm to be sung at Evensong later in the day. Our morning excursion was to Pendennis Castle, an historic fortification built by Henry VIII. Our tour guide Gita provided a thorough and humorous history of the castle’s tales. After a brief pause back at the school to collect our robes and music, we walked down to the cathedral. We were met by Kevin the Verger and Simon the Canon Precentor, who welcomed us very warmly. After robing up for rehearsal we made our first sounds in the glorious and resonant cathedral acoustics - bringing a beaming smile to everyone’s face! Our first Evensong was sung with warmth, musicality, and quite a bit of gusto. There was a magnificent cloud of incense during the Magnificat, as tonight was “anticipating” the Feast of the Assumption tomorrow (you can hear the chains of the thurible clanking on the recording!) After Evensong, we split into our various little groups for dinner - and the evening was finished with Monique, Calli, and Nick having an impromptu jam session with some local pub musicians.

Listen: Malcolm Archer Magnificat

For more impromptu posts and photos, be sure to follow the choir's Facebook Page!

Some thoughts from Barbara Chaapel:

Wonderful to begin our first full day in Cornwall with an English breakfast and singing a psalm. A visit to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth steeped us in Tudor history and offered expansive views of the River Fal with fresh salt air blowing in from the sea. 
Our first entrance into Truro Cathedral for rehearsal was wondrous; the soaring architecture takes your spirit upward. We sang evensong joining the thousands who have sung the same words and music so many times before us in this place in worship of God. The individuals on our trip have begun to blossom into a community -during bus rides, eating fish and chips in the pub, and as we blend voices in song.


 

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