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Evensong (first Sunday of every month at 4pm) is a beautifully meditative service of psalms, canticles, hymns, and anthems, sung by the Chapel College Men and Boys Ensemble, Christopher Kula, director. The music draws primarily on the English cathedral tradition of the Tudor Chapel Royal, rounded out by Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire from other regions.
This short Anglican service combines the end-of-day monastic offices of Vespers and Compline. Since the latter part of the 16th century, England’s greatest composers have contributed to the rich musical tradition of this uplifting and beautiful liturgy.
Exceptional music presented by an exceptional group of singers, both young and professional.
Please see our audio library page for excerpts from this service.
CHAPEL COLLEGE MEN AND BOYS ENSEMBLE
Do you know a boy who loves to sing? Bring him to listen to an Open Rehearsal, first Sundays at 3pm.
Open by audition to boy trebles, age 8 to 13
Structured on the English cathedral choir model
Experienced high-school age singers encouraged to apply for the Choral Scholars program
Monthly Evensong as well as other services, recordings, and concert performances
Rehearsals Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings, plus supplementary training programs
From San Francisco Classical Voice review of Bach Cantatas on 5/15/11: "Where Kula excels...is in training boy choristers. The Collegium provides a regular afterschool program for boy singers as part of its monthly Evensong church services. The five boys appearing in the concert, balanced the fourteen men of the choir with a clear and charming tone and exemplary concert decorum. The cantata choruses on the concert are more difficult than the repertory of most high school and adult choirs in this country. The fact that this music could be sung with intrepid enthusiasm by 10-year-old boys says something about standards of singing and musicianship and about the effectiveness of traditional choral school education."
Chapel College is a program of Pacific Collegium Conservatory, part of Pacific Collegium, Artists-in-Residence at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.