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On every Sunday in Advent, join us for Sung Vespers (or Evening Prayer). This brief sung service is a great introduction to the prayer of the Divine Office, the prayer of the Church required of clergy and religious…but also recommended to the lay faithful. Each service is preceded by a prelude or recital and is led by one of the Cathedral’s choral ensembles. The schedule and details are as follows:

  • Sunday, December 3, **4:00pm**: Sung Vespers (Monastic Use) with the Monks of St. Bernard Abbey and Cathedral Choir
    • Vespers is sung according to the use of the Abbey, with Magnificat by di Lasso and sung Te Deum. Choral and organ prelude precedes Vespers.
  • Sunday, December 10, 5:00pm: Sung Vespers led by Cathedral Ladies’ Schola
    • Organ Recital at 4:15pm: Mark Hayes, Assistant Organist
  • Sunday, December 17, 5:00pm: Sung Vespers led by Cathedral Men’s Schola
    • Organ Recital at 4:15pm: Bruce Ludwick, Jr., Director of Music and Organist, “Cosmopolitan Influences on J.S. Bach the Organist”

In the “Sacred Music” section you can learn about the following sub-topics (also accessible through the menus):